Monday, January 31, 2011
I have had this red leather photo album for several years...my mom gave it to me and it's been sitting on a shelf. After Christmas I came across it and had the idea to make it into a Christmas memory book.
It seemed that it had plenty of pages to hold 5 or 6 pictures from every Christmas since Cindylou was born in 1995...well...I filled all of the pages and I had a bunch of pictures still left. I began to see this was a much bigger project than I initally though....but I was too far into it to back out....I had to get into ordering pictures from snapfish and dig through that big box of negatives that I have saved all these years. I didn't even know if they could still make prints from those negative strips.
Well, then I had waaaaay to many pictures after I was done ordering more pictures...so I made the decision to get a bigger album. Which was KILLING me because the whole reason behind this project was to use the red album I had! But to whittle down the pictures, and then to have room for additional years made the decision for me. I found this album at Walmart. It holds 300 pictures and now I have room for several more years.
Of course the Treatgirl had to jazz it up a little bit....that opening in the front needed some bling. And no, those people in the picture aren't mine...I haven't switched it out yet.
Here's a little peek inside....Cindylou's first visit to Santa....my mom came from Buffalo for the day to take her with me. And that's Chip's mum standing by our tree.
These pictures were from 2007...my dad and I took Cubby on a train ride to the "North Pole" to visit Santa. This was the year we watched Polar Express 3-4 times a day and he was TO.TALLY into Thomas....see his boots?
A perk to choosing this album was the little lined area along the edge so I can do a little journaling about the pictures....I just haven't gotten to that yet...
But I did make a little title for that front window. It is so nice to have all of the kids visits to Santa and several favorite holiday pictures all together in one place....but now what to do with that red leather album I still have??! I'm happy I took the time to do it. A treat for me!