What do you think of when you hear the phrase, “a year in review”? Is it a review of last year’s highlights or the great moments of everyday life? Do you want to remember the small details of the year or do you want the flashiest most exciting events to stand out? Both of these concepts make wonderful jumping-off points for creating the annual photo book of your family. As I was looking in the Shutterfly Photo Book Gallery for ideas to use in my annual photo book, I found many books that fit both of these categories, and a few that took the Year Book concept to a new place. Here are my top five year in review photo book ideas that might help you jump-start your book.
1. CateP1’s book, 2009 Year in Review, used big and small family events to tell her family’s story. She included candid photographs and combined them with wonderful journaling to complete their story, which made this book a great traditional family recap of a year.
2. I loved SusanC101 Happiness is because of its simple clean look. She took the time to be thankful for her top moments with one photograph and a simple written line explaining why that moment was so meaningful.
3. AliciaD403’s Family 2009 took the two concepts above and put together a beautiful book of her family’s special times of 2009.
4. This next book took the annual year book and brought it into the 21st century. These Kids and Their Facebook (Freshman Year of College), is a very modern look at one college student’s life and times as she documented it on Facebook. KatharineM96 took the micro moments of her Facebook status to recreate her freshmen year.
5. The last book is by shuttermom. Her family hosted an exchange student and she took the time to make a keepsake book of the year. I love Andrea’s Year in the US, because photo by photo you can re-live the family’s time with their new friend from Spain.