One of the reasons I chose this calendar was because of the vintage images and it's Chinese (my kids love looking at the old stuff--just so cool.) This project is an instant memory-jogger. The kids on this page alone are all grown-up now. Youngest baby is now in high school. Can you believe that?
To start off, I just picked random photos that used to be in our bulletin board. There's no planning or designing needed for this so-simple project. I just cropped the image to fit in each page and glued them in. It's that easy.
Now, doesn't she fit in this page?
Totoro is one of our all-time favorite animation but I know my kids will grow out of it sooner or later. And they sure did but when they see this toy tag, flashbacks are a-rollin'.
I met these 2 families (below) when I went on a short-term mission in France in '87. And guess what? we're still friends. We kept in touch via letters before emails and the Facebook era. Now we're all in FB! So fun to see/hear how their families are growing.
I cover inappropriate images (if any) & show the ones worth keeping on the calendar side. (See me with my short, red hair below? Pretty rad, huh =.)
There you have it--a homemade coffee table book. You can be elaborate by adding ribbons, scrap paper, etc. to each page. But my motto is, "Keep it simple and useful."
Teach us to realize the brevity of life, so that we may grow in wisdom. ~Psalm 90:12