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Year In Review Layout Inspiration by Simply Kelly Designs

It’s New Year’s Eve and I have to confess that I didn’t complete as may scrapbook pages as I wanted this year. As a year draws to a close, I wanted to create some layout that help to summarize this year. Here’s what I came up with:

  • Monthly Year in Review
  • Movies
  • Books
  • Friendships
  • Social Media

Monthly Year in Review

Every year I use my Monthly Year in Review template to showcase one photo from each month of the year. This layout is the first layout of the year in our family scrapbooks. I love photos with all four of us in them so this year I put a little twist on the usual layout by choosing 12 family photos.

2013 Year In Review Layout Inspiration: Family Photos

Monthly Year In Review Template by Simply Kelly Designs and Memories Collab Kit by the Scrappe Shoppe

Movies

I LOVE to watch movies. I couldn’t remember all the movies I watched this year so I went to this site and looked through the monthly listings of new releases in 2013. My magic number was 20. I searched online for movie posters and created this two page layout. The journaling details that I ordered the movies from the one I liked the most to my least favorite.

2013 Year In Review Layout Inspiration: Movies Watched

Mini Movie Kit by Peppermint Creative

Books

I started using GoodReads.com to track my books about halfway through the year.  I checked GoodReads and searched my memory for all the books that I read this year and the number totaled 50! I had no idea I had read so many books. I didn’t want to look for 50 book covers so I decided to create a layout about my favorite books. The seven AMAZING books in this layout were the only ones I gave 5 stars to this year. You can connect with me on GoodReads.com here.

Books

Do not read the journaling if you have not read Allegiant (3rd book in the Divergent series) or The Fault In Our Stars as it contains indirect spoilers.

2013 Year In Review Layout Inspiration: Favorite Books

Apple For Teacher Kit by Trixie Scraps

Friendships

Did you have any special friends that you spent a lot of time with this year? My kids had two great friends who were also brother and sister. I had so many pictures of them together that this is just a small sampling.

2013 Year In Review Layout Inspiration: Special Friends

15 Photo Layered Template by Simply Kelly Designs | Blessed Kit by Ellie Lash

Social Media

A week or two ago, a small banner appeared on my personal Facebook page for a 2013 Year In Review.

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When I clicked on the link it showed me 20 of my most popular Facebook posts of 2013. I chose 10 of those statuses for this layout. I used screen shots and placed them on the layout.

Year In Review Layout Inspiration: Facebook/Social Media

Facebook Collab Kit by OScraps

Instead of Facebook, you could do the same layout with tweets from Twitter, pictures from Instagram or statuses from G+.

I have some more ideas for year in review layouts so there might be a part 2 to this post. What kind of things do you do to summarize your year?

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  1. Thanks Kelly. This article got my creative juices flowing as to what might be interesting to recap for 2013 and since I have today off from work, this is the perfect project to work on today. You have inspired me throughout 2013 – you take the time to do so many fun and creative projects for your children. You go girl!

  2. What a great idea! I’m am totally wanting to do this now. Thanks for the post!

  3. Hello. Thanks for all the great ideas. I was wondering by chance do you have an easy template for like the numbers 2013 so you can add photos to the numbers like a digital year in review? I’ve seen several but all of the links are for the adobe photoshop which I do not have and it’s to expensive to use once or maybe twice. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks. You can reach me by email at trickilake@yahoo also.

    • Hi LeighAnn. Unfortunately I don’t have a template like the one you asked for. Most of my templates use Adobe Photoshop. I do some that are PNG format that can be used with other programs though. I hope you find what you are looking for!

  4. Awesome! I wanted to switch to a more yearbook style family album and these layout ideas are just great!!

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