Three years ago I shared a mini album project I made for my then senior in high school daughter, Aidan. It was a very simple concept: one photo and one short, written message or memory for each week of that glorious final year of high school. When it was over, I uploaded all of the digital pages to Artifact Uprising and printed a simple 5 x 5 softcover book to give to her as a gift.
Well guess what’s happening this year at Chez Zielske?
I couldn’t help but think there may me other mamas out there who might like to make a mini album for their student, senior or otherwise, so I recorded a new tutorial that outlines the basics of this very simple digital project.
TIPS FOR DOING THIS PROJECT:
- Set an alarm on your phone for the same time every week to remind you to find a pic and write a message. Sounds a bit micro managed, but that is what I did with the album I made for my daughter. Don’t overthink it! Stop, drop, find a pic and write!
- Don’t stress out about the photos. This album is essentially a labor of love and what you do each week will be fabulous. It’s not about artsy, Instagram-worthy shots!
- Have fun! Mini albums are fun because they are typically easier to do. This one is easy, too! It just takes a bit longer to complete.
OTHER THEMES FOR THIS TEMPLATE SET:
- Document a pregnancy. What a fun way to document those 40 weeks!
- Document a remodel project. Show the progress and record your thoughts!
- Document a career change. Changing jobs is full of ups and downs. Document it!
- Document a vacation! Instead of weekly entries, do it by day for each day of your vacation.
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Here’s to simple—and meaningful—year-long projects!