So I finally got motivated to catch up on my photo albums, and the 2011 Yearbook is done! I might do a couple of last minute tweaks before printing (I’m not a huge fan of the cover photo for instance), but for the most part, it’s ready to print, which is a HUGE relief for me. I have adored MyPublisher for years because they have hands down the best photo book printing quality I’ve found, but I still haven’t gotten motivated to get more than my wedding and honeymoon albums done – and that was 5 years ago! I love getting DIY ideas from Young House Love, and they talked a couple of years ago about their family yearbook idea, which I totally love. Click here to read more about my inspiration for this project. The photo books hold up to 100 pages, and if you just get the project ready to print, you can wait around for one of their sales they run from time to time and usually save about 60% off their published rates. Not too shabby! I’ve also used MyPublisher for a family history album I made for my Mom’s side of the family, for my Stella weekly pictures albums (a simple flip book for the grandparents and a more comprehensive 1st year album for us).
The 2011 Family Yearbook I made has 400 pictures in it (down from the roughly 5,000 I take each year). That’s about a picture a day, which I think is reasonable. In reality, it was about 160 pictures from the first 11 months and 240 pictures from the last 3 weeks after Stella was born, but who’s counting? 🙂 It was only about 80 pages, whereas I’m guessing the rest of the years moving forward I’ll use the full 100 page allotment and a few more pictures. It’s such a great way to showcase all of the pictures from the year though!
(Note – I am not being compensated for any of this – I just love their product and think they make the best photo books! I’m super picky when it comes to photo printing, so take it for what it’s worth. *grin*)
At any rate, working on these photo books means spending a LOT of time sitting on my butt on my laptop, editing, deleting, and sorting pictures during Stella’s nap times and after bedtime, so in order to not feel bad about that, I’ve been trying to spend a lot of her awake time going on runs (C210k runs) and walks with her. She and I are both loving all of the outdoor time, as it’s been absolutely beautiful out lately!
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