I don’t know about you, but I take tons of pictures of my family, home, farm, and yes…even my food. These pictures usually end up being dumped into a file on my computer and then they are forgotten about until I pull a few random ones for a scrapbook or a photo album. Over the past 3 years I have replaced my scrapbooks & bulky/unorganized photo albums with a photo book! Keeping yearly photo books has helped me keep my photos organized while preserving our family’s memories.
Creating a Family Photo Book
Gather photos all year long. Make a file on the computer for the year that your photos are from and add them in. You can make sub-files in the year file if you wish- I always do this to make searching easier.
After a new year has started, you can go through the previous year’s photos and separate them into the categories that you want in your photo book. I like to include vacations, holidays, birthdays, kids’ artwork, and any other special highlights from the year.
Download the BookWright app through Blurb. This app allows you to easily create & edit your family’s photo book.
Add your photos into the photo book. Arrange and edit them to your liking. BookWright offers many different customization options to make your photo book your own.
Check over your book. Make sure that you didn’t make any spelling errors, that it is formatted the way you like, and that you didn’t leave any important photos out.
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Enjoy your beautiful photo book!
I like to display our family year books on top of our book shelf. This keeps the books out of the kids’ reach and in view for admiration.
My Family Photo Book
Some of the highlights from our year included homeschooling outside, sending hubs to the store late at night because I was pregnant & craving watermelon, putting my feet up, and of course fun times with our children & animals!
Birthday parties are a big deal in our house. I always include party photos in our year books so the kids can look back on their special days later.
Family trips always yield fun photos for our family. These pages show our photos from a zoo trip that we took last year.
How do you preserve your family’s memories? Have you ever created a photo book?