One of my “ongoing” projects has been gathering together small school photos of the girls. Good grief those photos were here and there and not in the right size. Everytime I discovered a school photo it was like Christmas for me, progress was so slow I was not sure the project would ever get finished. I eventually scanned the larger ones and found a place online that would convert my scans to whatever size I wanted. Finally I dared to hope that I could finish the project.
Some projects take on a life of their own. I was obsessed with finding the photos and trying to figure out what years they were from without asking the girls. Afterall I am their Mother and I should recall.
It was a project that I started a number of years ago…like about 15 years…uffda.
It must have been about 2002/2003 or so that I made scrapbooks for both of the girls that concentrated on their school days.
It was shortly after that when I found the perfect addition to their scrapbooks.
I wrapped them up as Christmas gifts. I think I got the years all correct except Jen’s 10th and 11th grade photos are reversed.
I also included a simple family tree. I have more detailed family trees that covers many more generations but this simple one is a great addition to a scrapbook
I was happy to finish this ongoing project that never made my list last year. It was the only “from the heart” project that I finished before Christmas.
It is really cold here. We are safe and warm and working on various projects and napping.
What a lovely project and great that you have completed it. I have been trying to get my 2 (now adult) children's photos in an photobook for each of them but it is a very big project. I finished my daughter's in time for her 40th birthday but my son's is still a work in progress and maybe he will get his for his 45th! I will have to put it on my list for the coming year. Happy New Year to you.
Wonderful project that the family will always be pleased to have.
A great project completed!!
I did something not unlike this for our daughter last year, and like you the photos were scattered everywhere.
That's a nice gift. I tried to convince my daughter to do it every year as she gets the photo of my four grandboys but I don't think she has taken my advice!
Scrapbooks are treasures. I'm sure your girls loved these gifts.
What a great idea!
Oh these are fantastic!! Treasures to be handed down. What a great idea. Including the family trees is a wonderful addition, too. Worth the wait, I'm sure. :)
The value of your scrap books are immense even if people don't know it yet.
You do the nicest things! I wonder if I could even find any school pictures of my girls. Those scrapboooks are wonderful!
Those are the kind of gifts money can't ever buy. I'm sure the girls will treasure them.
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