My mom reminded me (gently) the other day that I hadn't sent a year-in-review book for a couple of years. It was in the middle of my holiday prep and I knew I hadn't the time to do anything about it. But now, if I ignore all the housework and laundry that needs to be done, I think I could start it!
I put together a template for a book so that I might get twice the use from it. I am looking forward to using it to compile a book for last year, as well as to build one for this year. I would like to say that I will keep up month by month, but I know myself well enough to know that I will probably be scrambling at the end of the year to finish it!
Here is the monthly page sketch. I based it upon a month by month year book I made for 2011.
I made the book with 6x6 squares figuring I could change it up as necessary. (I love how 12x12 becomes 6x6 or 3x4 or 4x3. So helpful!) I thought this would give me the flexibility to make a photobook or use divided page protectors.
Beginning with the sketch, I put together a two page spread for June.
Last time I made a double spread that listed all the details of the photos. This time I wanted to put the details on each of the spreads, so I deleted the ambiance photo and added a journaling square. I like how it turned out.
Now, just 11 more and I can send a book to my mom! And my mother-in-law!
I hope that this sparks an idea for how to document your year! I love these sorts of compilations for our family, both immediate and extended. It's a fun addition to our regular scrapbooks.
Thank you for stopping today! I'll be back tomorrow with another idea for finishings or beginnings!