Last year, I started this Christmas Card Album.
It was our first year as a married couple, therefore our first Christmas card picture sent out together. I decided to save one card of ours each year that I will add to the album. I love the thought of all our Christmas cards through the years being in one place for us (and future children and grandchildren) to look through. What a perfect way to see how our family grows throughout the year.
Here's the finished/started project:
I bought an 8x8 red photo album from Michael's. I printed one of our wedding pictures for the front cover of the album. After all, I can't think of a better representation of "the beginning" than a wedding picture. I used some scrapbook paper to match our Christmas card, a little glue and then I typed up a little paragraph highlighting our year. I LOVE the way it came out. I showed it to D, he looked at it, then flipped through the (blank) pages. Then, he made the comment "So, you think we'll only be together for the next 20 years". I proceeded to explain that you can add pages to these books and they only come with 10 f/b pages to start. I can't wait to pass this on to our children one day and hope they will then pass it down to their children.
*I am a little behind on adding our picture from 2011 to the album!*