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Documenting a decade

Posted By Katie Pertiet On February 27, 2011 @ 7:00 am In Family,Photo Book Ideas | 7 Comments

December 31, 2010 marked the end of the first decade of the new millennium and I wanted to create a book showing how my family evolved over the past ten years. There have been new homes, new schools, a new marriage, new grandchildren, countless trips and countless memories.

I started by organizing my pictures by year and sorting out events. I enjoyed going back and remembering  the wonderful things we had done. It gave me a chance to cherish what a blessed life we have.

This project is more than family memories. So much has happened in our world this past decade. Remembering these changes in your photo book creates a meaningful keepsake for future generations – because they get to know more about you and how world events affected you.

What about documenting general information?

- the cost of gas
- music you loved
- news events
- where you were working
- favorite tv shows
- movies of the years
- the Olympics
- technology, when did you get a cell phone? Internet? A computer?

The possibilities are endless. Whether you use digital scrapbooking format or Shutterfly’s photo book [1] templates, you’ll have a treasure for generations to come!

Here’s a glimpse into my book [2]. I used the Documenting a Decade Series [3] from DesignerDigitals.com.

And my friend Jen took on this project [4] too!

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[1] Shutterfly’s photo book: http://www.shutterfly.com/photo-books

[2] my book: http://community.shutterfly.com/gallery/post/start.sfly?postId=/gallery/1/post/GMGDFgzbuXLNw5cATRrN3C

[3] Documenting a Decade Series: http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/advanced_search_result.php?keywords=documenting+a+decade&x=0&y=0

[4] this project: http://community.shutterfly.com/gallery/post/start.sfly?postId=/gallery/1/post/GMGDFg5ZOXLNgyYg_wB-iU

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