traditionally, at the mark of a new year, i share my top favorite memories of the previous year with you. (here are my favorites from 2014, 2013, 2012 & 2011!)
this year i changed things up just a bit! in between christmas & the new year, i spent several days collecting photos & making a photo book to mark 2015: a year of adventure for our family!
i absolutely love how it turned out!
i have heard great things about artifact uprising, blurb & mpix photo books, but in the end, i chose shutterfly. the shutterfly photo book builder was compatible with facebook & instagram, allowing me to quickly click & place photos in order of when they were shot. i mostly used snapshots from my phone with a mix of dslr photos & our professional family photos.
i was overall impressed with the quality (shutterfly has greatly improved over the years)! it cost just under $70 & the photos turned out great. i used the white modern theme & a simple grey font. overall, it took me about 10 hours to learn how to properly use the website, gather my photos & build my book.
i chose small & big moments of our year. i included snapshots of what we baked during the summer & weekly dates with my nephew. i included photos of our home & our new pool. i chose photos of our loved ones & our family gatherings. it was such a sweet process to relive our europe trip & sort through photos of my grandpa's life in his last few days.
i cannot wait to share our yearly books with our future babies in years to come. i'm sure we'll look back & laugh at our haircuts, our outfits, our home decor & why we took so many photos of our feet!
i'd love to know how you organize & print/share photos every year! please share!