I love going through old photos.
But do you know how many times I’ve gone through these physical photos in the last 10 years? You could probably count them on one hand.
They have been sitting in the attic just like this for the last 3 years, taking up space, and not being used. We have digital copies of almost all of them. But I didn’t want to just throw away the physical ones. It’s so much more fun to look at physical copies than digital ones, isn’t it?
Still, as much fun as it is, we don’t do it. I thought of a better way: take our favorites–the highlights from each year–and have one photo book made per year.
I used Blurb to make mine, and I do recommend them. It was very customizable, so I got to keep it simple, and I even got to use my own fonts.
I started with 2006, the year we got married (and got our first digital camera). I plan on doing a separate one for our wedding, and then one for each year since.
I can’t wait to get the rest of them done so I can toss all of these photo boxes!
The best part is that these books are small (mine is 7″ x 7″) and simple, and can be kept in the living room to browse whenever we want, and they will take up so little shelf space.
Disclaimer: I did receive the book for free, courtesy of Blurb, but I was NOT asked to do anything (like write this post) in exchange for the book. I was already planning this project, so when the offer came in from Blurb, I took it. If I wasn’t satisfied with the book, I had no intention of recommending it on my blog. But I love it! So here we are!
Blurb has given me a discount code for you as well! If you’d like to make your own photo book by June 30th, go here and use the code BOOKSFORSUMMER for 15% off.
Do you have boxes of photos around that you never look at? Would you consider photo books?