The big 4-0 is a milestone I faced last year and my husband faces this one. I‘ve seen some 40th birthday tribute albums in the Shutterfly Photo Book Gallery, and thought I’d share a few with you for inspiration – in case you’re helping someone celebrate a milestone birthday (10, 20, 30, 40 or whatever age).
Denise by ROLANDAV documents a friendship that began in 5th grade and continues to this day. I love how Denise’s life plays out in photos and memories from her friend and can imagine the reaction she received.
The Book of Chris by MaryAnnKnight is an ambitious 40th birthday undertaking. She wrote to family and friends asking them to submit answers to a variety of questions she posed (When was the first time you met? Memorable moments together? Notable quotes and Chris-isms? Why do you admire him? What have you learned from him? Your favorite story about Chris?). The answers – long and short – were included in the book along with a photo sent along by those who responded. While at first I felt daunted by this approach, I actually see it as really helping to inspire the creation process and fill the book with content.
Finally, GRT40 by TanaF7 is the traditional biographical approach with photos from Glen’s life from birth through his major milestones and into his present work and family situation.
Do you have a special photo book you’ve given as a birthday gift? Let us know by commenting on this article.