You’ve seen this idea all over Pinterest. This is my first year jumping on board to the family yearbooks. The past week I’ve been compiling pictures from 2010 to December 2012 to use in our yearbook. I originally was only going to do a yearbook for the 2012 year. But I came across a picture of Barkley when he was a baby and that single picture changed my mind for the book. I wanted pictures printed of when my first baby was just a baby so I decided to do a three year book that encompasses our family from the time we were married to the end of 2012. The first two years we didn’t take many pictures, that was before my DSLR days, so it wasn’t too much extra work. What was work was editing those pictures. I kinda just took them and forgot about them. They were never opened or edited or even printed. I went with My Publisher for the book. I’ve heard really good things about the books and thought I’d try it out. Note to self though, wait for coupon codes, the books can be expensive. Before shipping I paid $60 but it was 100 pages, which is sixty cents a page which isn’t bad. And I justify it because I don’t get any pictures printed during the year so it’s totally worth it.
So check it out. Here are a few of my favorite pages. Ignore the quality of these photos. I took them at night and for some reason look really dull. They aren’t though in real life.
Oh and I also did a highlights page. Mainly because I didn’t know what to put on that first page, but a highlights page really makes sense.
My review after I received the book….I LOVE IT. I love that you can choose matte finish instead of glossy. I love that the binding is of quality and will last a while. I love that you can save a version of the book on your computer in case you want to order another book in the future. And I loved that you can basically create the layouts the way you want them. You should seriously create one. They are great.