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Grandparents Greatest Gift – A Year in Review Photo Book

Posted By Lara H On November 4, 2009 @ 7:00 am In Photo Book Ideas | 1 Comment

Grandparents can’t get enough photos of their grandchildren. Even if you’ve been disciplined enough (through the sleepless haze of the first year) to regularly share photos [1], or have found time between carpools and homework to email updates, grandma and grandpa will still want more. This is why a photo book [2] keepsake featuring  images of their grandchildren will be opened again and again.

I’ve found a few photo books in Gallery [3] that offer different approaches to making a great grandparents gift that captures your child’s year:

Beautiful faces: The Neaves Family [4] by NEAVES is a simple display of candid and formal portraits of their children. Without a lot of words or background fanfare, he manages to capture the joy and celebrations of his family. The we love you [5] book by Patricia_z takes a similar approach with some additional digital embellishments.

Monthly highlights: The beginning [6] by Erica_H is a wonderful example of grouping photos by month and adding a page of journaling with highlights of the baby’s development and activities. Cassandra_B’s First Year Annabelle [7] takes a similar chronological approach offering page captions to remember the story behind the images.

Start with words: Love captured [8] by AmyHip is beautiful book that uses definitions of words to caption her niece and nephew’s photos. The possibilities of the words you could use on pages is endless. You can also use quotes in a similar fashion like in simmonschristmas2 [9] by ShannonF333.

Capture the details: Cameron [10] by RekitaE captures the many details of her baby’s first year including his favorite things and the timing of his many firsts.

If you haven’t started already, I hope one of these ideas will make you feel that you can check off the grandparents from your Christmas shopping list because you’ve discovered the perfect gift! And, if you’re already on top of your storytelling, maybe you can add some new details to the format you’ve already chosen. christmas


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[3] Gallery: http://community.shutterfly.com/gallery/home/start.sfly?cid=PICTURETHIS

[4] The Neaves Family: http://community.shutterfly.com/gallery/post/start.sfly?postId=/gallery/1/post/GMGDJgyZuW7Bs0Ygjuj1ME

[5] we love you: http://community.shutterfly.com/gallery/post/start.sfly?postId=/gallery/1/post/GMGDFg1ZOWbBq2aAJdfu0C

[6] The beginning: http://community.shutterfly.com/gallery/post/start.sfly?postId=/gallery/1/post/GMGDJg4YN3Ddk4YA0ID66I

[7] First Year Annabelle: http://community.shutterfly.com/gallery/post/start.sfly?postId=/gallery/1/post/GMGDBg5cuWjlyxYgxKkCq2

[8] Love captured: http://community.shutterfly.com/gallery/post/start.sfly?postId=/gallery/1/post/GMGDFgwZuWbJo0YAPZ9rAi

[9] simmonschristmas2: http://community.shutterfly.com/gallery/post/start.sfly?postId=/gallery/1/post/GMGDJgxZNGTZmzcgXBjGHM

[10] Cameron: http://community.shutterfly.com/gallery/post/start.sfly?postId=/gallery/1/post/GMGDJgzYOGbZy3biXQKCig

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