I have more than a couple kids.
I have always kept separate albums for them each. But as they are getting older, and schedules for all are busier, I am not contributing to those individual albums as much as I would like.
So here is an answer to that dilemma:
This process will be found often in my kids albums: a multi-photo layout highlighting an entire event. Our vacations are very important, memory-filled times for us. As the memory keeper of my family, it is very important to take those vacation stories and memories and get them in their books.
So it’s pretty obvious what the solution is.
Print a whole bunch ‘o photos and layout ‘em out on a page. On a single page, that is. Here I have printed 2×2 photos of some of my personal favs from our trip last summer. When adding them to the page, I do not get too concerned if they are lined up perfectly or not. That is not my focus. My focus is this: that my children, when they leave my home, can grab an album or two, and have those memories to keep, and all in one place just like this.
This sort of layout I consider to be a bit more ‘utilitarian’. That said, I don’t just throw my photos on a piece of cardstock and call it done. The photos ARE the focus, and so the embellishment part takes a bit of a back seat to the documenting of multiple pictures. Not completely, but just a bit. I was sure to include a title.. Where we were. Words that give emotion to what we were feeling at the time. And of course space for journaling.
The cork words found in the Atlas collection are in a word, fabulous. They have these little subtle flecks of gold that really set them apart. The Travel Tags make for great space to cluster embellishments and add to the mood of the layout.
And probably my most fav piece of the collection…those silver thickers. Perhaps my most favorite alpha stickers ever.
So, ever stumped how you are going to share vacation stories with your kids albums? Print lots and lots of 2×2 photos and make an impression on their future memory keeping.
Collection Used: Atlas