Well, a few years ago I decided to put together a collection of photos of the kids, from birth to present day. It took quite a few edits and effort to follow my narrowly defined theme: only pictures of the kids during "family" activities. No school pictures, pictures of friends, etc. I wanted to be able to give my husband a gift of "just family". I sorted through 10 years of pictures on the computer and ended up with a nice, concise book for Father's Day. I made it small (about 8x8), so that it would be easy to take with him when he travels. He still looks at it frequently, as do I and the kids. Here are a few samples from our book:
|Random pages of Kindness|
I thought I'd post this well in advance of Father's Day (which is June 17th this year) so that it would give a few weeks to "make" your photo book. There are several online publishing companies that can provide this service, including Blurb, Shutterfly, Lulu, mypublisher, etc. I believe you can even buy packages at Target. I personally used Blurb and was very happy with my results. Each company should be able to give you a lead time on when you should receive your finished product. It truly is a unique, wonderful gift that will be cherished for a lifetime. Enjoy making your own memories!