I must say now that I have finished Chaylee's grad books it might have been worth all the time and effort it took to do them but the real test will be when she opens them this coming Thursday and I see her face, then I will know for sure.
The format I followed is one I have used for my two older daughters books with a few changes. I make each child 4 books for them to take away to college and the rest of their lives (I make two copies so I have one here at home as well). I guess it is a tradition since this past winter Chaylee started dropping hints that she wants a set of scrapbooks for graduation like her older sister got, her hint dropping got so bad that I finally had to tell her that I was working on them because she was worried I would leave her out.
The first book is about them; pages in this book are letter from parents, her heritage, the homes she lived in, personality pages, birthday pages, friends pages.
Second book is her family book, this includes family pictures of her growing up, a page of her with each family member and note from that family member, family trips review and grandparent trip review pages.
The thrid book is her school book, it included a two page spread of each school year from preschool to high school graduation (this page is added after she gets her book) and the fourth book is an expression book.
This is a little mini album with pictures of her and the expression she makes growing up.
The pages for these book are ones that I created in my scrapbook classes and I drop the photos I collected from her life onto them. I will show you some of the pages over the next few weeks.
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