I believe I am the official memory keeper of our family. It also doesn’t hurt that I love taking photographs of my family in action. As a result I end up with file and files of digital images on my computer. In the past I would print out hard copies of all of our events and keep them organized in albums or boxes by the month. To say the least, I started to run out of room but if they stay on the hard drive, nobody ever sees them.
Each month I vowed to take the time to put my favorite photos I took of “us” and put them on a page. . I discovered that Shutterfly designed a style of photo book with this idea in mind. This year I took on the idea of Project Life 2012 and started making an annual photo book of our family. It is so easy to take on this project on a monthly basis. Some months are slow for the natural photo opt moments, like birthdays or holidays. In these months, I work on getting the everyday shots. Other months are filled with so many family events and highlights; I end up with more than two pages for that particular month.
I am already having fun looking back at what I have created so far for this year. I know the family will love this book when it is in our hands. Check out Shutterfly’s Project Life photo books styles as a jumping off point to do your own family annual year book.