After we took the boys to get their photo with Santa last month, I thought it would be fun to show them their photos with Santa from the past years. We always take them to the Santa at Bass Pro Shops so the Santa scene is similar, but the boys have changed.
As I sat in front of my computer trying to find each year's Santa photo, I had to search in many different photo folders. My photos are organized by date (I'm a bit obsessive about keeping my photos in chronological order) so I knew exactly where to find each one, but it still required way too much clicking. So I decided to create a single photo book with only the Santa photos of the boys from each year.
To make this album, I purchased this red 6x8 album and these 6x8 page protectors. (Becky Higgins also has some pretty red 6x8 albums like this one and this one.) I also used my new simply white life pages 6x8 templates for the digital pages.
Printing 6x8 Photos
I printed the photos at my local Sam's Club. They don't print a 6x8 photo, so I worked around this... In Photoshop I increased the canvas size of my 6x8 file to an 8x10 and changed the new canvas background color to gray so it would be easy to trim to the correct size. You could also have the photos printed in 6x8 size at persnickety prints.
This project was so simple and I just love the finished album! So do the boys. Now all I have to do is add two new pages each year...
We also have a similar book with the boy's yearly Halloween photos (totally inspired by this post from cathy zielske). It is another album that I love. I can see at a glance how much they are growing and how cute they were in their costumes each year.
I printed every year of Santa photos of my boys in our album. I just did not photograph each page for this post.
- album: red 6x8 faux leather simple stories album
- page protectors: 6x8 simple stories page protectors
- digital page templates: simply white life pages 6x8 templates
- digital cards: becky higgins winter themed cards
- digital elements: paislee press be merry mini kit
- digital paper: chalkboard christmas digital paper
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