One of my favorite January traditions is making a photo book of the past year. I used to try to be good about printing out photos, but they’d always end up sitting in unorganized piles and stuffed into drawers. A photo book takes up much less space and is easy to display around the house.
We usually keep ours on the coffee table in the living room. It makes for a cute stack of books and they’re right at our fingertips if we want to flip through while sitting on the couch.
Here’s our full collection – 2013, 2014 & 2015. I’ve kept the design as similar as possible to make them look like a set. The front cover is a large photo of Tommy and I with the year.
And the back is a full page photo. This year’s photo is a shot of the 4th of July fireworks over the sunset on Acapesket beach.
Inside I dedicate one page or a two page spread to each event or occasion and keep everything in chronological order. I love being able to quickly flip through the whole year. Each book is bursting with family, friends and good memories.
Highlights from 2015 include:
- Snowshoeing on a very frozen Lake Champlain.
- Celebrating Mardi Gras in Burlington
- Tommy’s surprise 28th birthday party.
- Julie & Dmitriy’s wedding on the Cape
- The third ever Conetta Trifecta party – celebrating Dennis’ college graduation, Casey’s Masters graduation and my birthday (above, left.)
- Wine and Bluegrass at Shelburne Vineyard (above, right.)
- Labor Day on the Cape with Korinne and Ian.
- Brunch at Shelburne Farms to celebrate our first wedding anniversary (below, left.)
- Eat x Northeast beer tasting and food festival with Hannah and Peter (below, right.)
- Our first Friendsgiving.
- Thanksgiving at my parents’ house.
- Conetta Christmas
- A St. Mike’s reunion in Newport, RI.
- McCann Christmas in Burlington.
I used My Publisher to make all three books and have been very happy with the quality. They’re a bit pricey regularly but always seem to have great holiday sales in December and January that make them super affordable.
So that’s how I keep our photos organized each year. How do you organize and display your photos?