One of the things I think is important, but easy to let go to the way-side, is making a yearbook. You don’t have to make it cumbersome or elaborate but, when its time to look back at your year, or past years, you will love having a yearbook to look at.
There are several ways you can make a yearbook:
If you are a scrapbooker, this is a great type of yearbook to make. You can include photos of the year, first day or school photos, field trips and other fun snapshots as well as important papers, completion certificates, and even a list of subjects covered. Don’t forget a daily planner insert to help you see what you did.
There are websites like Snapfish and Shutterfly that let you put together photos into hardback or softback books that they will make for you. You might not be able to include some of the things like artwork and progress reports but you can get some great photos. And don’t dismiss the idea of snapping photos of artwork and grade reports to include, this can work great for this type of medium.
You can also just get yourself a photo book, with full page sheets, and insert what you want. This can be a quick and easy way to get everything in there and an easy way to do it throughout the year instead of waiting until the end of the year to work on it.
It isn’t about it being professional and high-quality, it’s about having a memento of your year for you and your kids to look back over. Don’t underestimate the importance of having something to keep your memories available and something for your kids to show their kids someday.
Have you made a yearbook? How do you best do it and what do you include?