Our 2013 Project 365 photo book arrived from Shutterfly. My husband presented me with the orange shipping box after I got home. He knew that I would want to be the one to open it. My kids love packages and they huddled close to me as I opened it. They immediately recognized what it was as soon as I pulled it out of the box. They both squealed because they wanted to look at it first. I let them carry the book over to the kitchen table where they sat close together and looked through the pages. They laughed. They pointed out pictures of each other. They pointed out pictures of themselves. They used phrases like “I miss”, “I remember” and “remember that.” I happily sat across the table and watched them.
This is why I love Project 365. One photo and a few sentences of journaling for each day of the year tells our family’s story. You can see all of my 2013 Project 365 layouts in this post. This is a sample of two weeks of my digital scrapbook layouts and what the layouts look like in our photo book.
If I had to give up scrapbooking and crafting, this is still the one thing that I would continue. I don’t think any other type of memory keeping is as easy or can tell the full story of my family’s life.
Now forward into my sixth year of Project 365. I can’t wait to see what the rest of 2014 brings and how I will relive those memories when I look at my 2014 Project 365 photo book years from now.