This post is written by guest contributor Kelly Johnson. She’s sharing six easy steps to help you create your own baby album!
Having a baby is something to be proud of. As much as possible, you want to show her off to the world. She is your baby, and she’s adorable, charming, and cute as ever. Every moment with her is something to celebrate.
Now why don’t you create a baby photo album? You can document the milestones of her life as you share moments together. Don’t worry, you don’t need high-level DIY skills to create something amazing. Here are some easy ways to accomplish the project without spending too much time, effort, and even money.
Start With An Idea
Think of how you want the baby album to look like. To make it more personal, make sure it reflects the personality and charm of your little one. If you don’t know where to start, you can get inspiration from different photo album ideas online.
You can be as formal or as playful as you can when it comes to artistry. You can also mix colors and styles of frames while you’re at it. Just make sure that you don’t put too many design elements such that they steal the spotlight from the purpose of your album, which is to showcase the great and fun memories with your baby.
Modernize Your Photo Album Process
The internet can offer great convenience without sacrificing creativity when it comes to photo albums. All you have to do is look for an online service provider of photo books to accomplish the project in no time. In just a few clicks, you can already create the photo album and have it shipped to your mailing address. Just choose the look and design, upload the photos you want to include, process the payment, and you’re done.
Choose the Memorable Stills
Walk down memory lane, and pick the pictures that speak most to you. Maybe it has something to do with the angle or maybe the story behind the photo. Or maybe you just think that it will go well with the theme you have in mind.
Regardless of the reasons for choosing the right photo, you must always remember to include high-quality pictures to avoid printing blurred or pixelated ones. Or if you don’t have enough materials to go by, then start taking high-quality photos with your smartphone.
Smiling Tree Toys has a set of wooden Baby Milestone Blocks that perfectly documents your child’s precious days, weeks, months and years that they’ve spent earthside. You can even use these if you plan on documenting your journey early with bub still in your belly!
Pair Visuals with Words
Write down fun stories, anecdotes, and other notes to go with the photos in various areas. Share things about the picture to help others understand the story behind the smile, wacky face, or the candid pose of your baby. It can be as simple as telling a story or as extra as going all-out with rhymes in a poem. It’s up to you to decide what goes well with the overall feel of the album.
Be Creative and Have Fun
Remember that this is your and your baby’s project. Do not be pressured into doing something perfectly. Whatever you do, surely it is the perfect way to record the special moments you have shared with your little one.
So let out the creative juices from your brain, and have fun experimenting with the design of the album. Just make sure you avoid the common mistakes of making a baby photo album or the usual mistakes of taking pictures if you’re still collecting photos to use in the album, and you will be alright.
One fun and creative way to document your child’s first year is by grabbing one of Smiling Tree Toys’ First Birthday Board. Smiling Tree totally gets that baby books aren’t for everyone, so they released a board that captures all of your baby’s precious first year memories simplified into a single, gorgeous wooden heirloom!
Involve Your Family in the Process
It’s not that you can’t do it on your own or you’re not creative enough. But if you want to make the project more memorable, ask your partner or your older kids to pitch in some ideas and help you with it. It can be a fun family bonding moment too; other pairs of hands can be a great help too. And when you’re done with the creative activity, you can all share and enjoy the beautiful fruits of your labor.
Get Started Now
Are you ready to begin your project? After learning these six easy steps, it’s time to do the work. Just plan what you want to do and what you want it to look like. From there, all the other details will just come as you go along the process.
Most importantly, enjoy what you’re trying to do for your baby. And if you encounter some hurdles along the way, just remember why you’re making it and whom you’re doing it for. Your baby is worth this much and more. So create a photo album that your baby can look at to help reminisce these wonderful life moments when they grow up.
But in the end if this process still doesn’t feel like quite your speed (I get it!), then you might want to check out the blog Smiling Tree Toys shared on memory keepsake ideas for busy, modern-day moms.
--Kelly Johnson is a novice lifestyle writer who wants to help others navigate the everyday complexities of life through sharing uncomplicated advice. She is a committed bookworm, coffee, fitness and fashion enthusiast who loves dogs to death. Kelly personally believes that writing is sharing and sharing offers opportunities for learning. You can connect with Kelly on Instagram at @pinholepress.