Each month I write her a letter. I try to include funny quotes, stories and other memories I don’t want to forget.
At the end of the year, I put these letters (and some photos) into a digital scrapbook and have it printed and bound just for her.
Now that her birthday party is over – I can finally share the book with you! Once again, I used Mixbook for printing and I am thrilled with the final product.
I decided to go with a chalkboard theme and love the way it turned out! (Mixbook has plenty of chalkboard options, including a chalkboard cover which looks beautiful!) This book is “chalk” full of memories and includes photos that capture her budding personality.
Since her vocabulary really took off this year, I tried to include lots of funny quotes and pronunciations. It’s so fun to go back and read our stories!
I hope to continue this tradition all the way to her 18th birthday! Until then… She can slow down a little bit. We’re in no hurry for her to grow up!
My niece loved looking through her book, but I think her Mom was more excited!
Interested in making a monthly scrapbook yourself? There are tons of online options! More often than not, I use Mixbook and Shutterfly. They have several options for photo books and I’m sure you’ll find something you like.
To view my niece’s scrapbook, click this link: Hailey’s Scrapbook 1-2 Years, or you can view the slideshow below.