Birthday Tradition

My husband and I were trying to come up with something special we could do for our son every year on his birthday.  We weren’t looking for anything expensive or elaborate just something to help him remember his previous year and to let him know how special he is to us.  After much online searching and asking friends, we decided to make a quick digital memory book.  Now eventually (like when he’s in his 30’s since that is when I will have the time), I plan to make him a real scrapbook, but for now choosing about 100 pictures and arranging them with the help of Shutterfly was our best choice.  It was  an easy project to complete though I will admit it made me tear up several times.  Here is what we included:

  • A cover page with a head shot from every month
  • Pictures from every month (arranged together by month)
  • A story or short note about the month
  • A letter from my husband and I to our son

I know that he is young and that for now the book will be just like any other, but someday I hope that he looks back at these with fond memories.