Writing all the thank you notes takes some time. It takes more time deciding what you’re going to send…I knew I wanted one sided photo cards 6x4in in size so I could write on the back. But could I find any?! Nope, the 6×4 sizes were only available in notelets and therefore more pricy. Finally I found Kodak where I could have one sided but only in a 7×5 size. The price was pretty good, so uploaded the photos I wanted to use of N, and then ordered. The results were great. I just needed to get hold of some CD writable pens which would write on the photo paper, and they were complete.
With digital photos, I always plan to print the pictures out and both put them in albums, but also do some scrapbooking. The problem is it takes so long to get out all my craft supplies and put them away afterwards, I’d never find time in between looking after N and doing everything in the day (and that doesn’t count the housework which I’m definitely slacker now than before which is saying something!). So my latest find is photobooks.
I’ve never used them before but was inundated with lots of special offers working out as free excluding delivery so gave them a whirl. One arrived which will be perfect for the great gran from Albelli, and I’ve had another ordered which includes better photos I’ve taken since having my new camera from Photobox. I think I’m going to give that to my mum for her birthday – she’ll love it. What I haven’t done is added text to them like a journal as it all seems a bit trite – maybe when the photos show more interesting events, then I’ll want to log them more interestingly.
My plan is to do one for each year of N’s life so we can have a great souvenir of his life growing up. Hopefully, the companies will continue to do good offers, as they are expensive, especially if you want to get photos printed out as well. It does take away the enjoyment of printing out photos and spending time putting them in albums though, so I plan to do the old style version as well.
Of course, it’s never that easy to get round to actually creating the albums.