bragging rights: a good reason to talk with pride about something you have done.
Those albums you see below – count them. One, two, three, four, five. FIVE family albums! That’s five years anguishing over the task of creating a family book of the previous year. I am no album designer. I jumped into this completely clueless at first and while I have become more efficient it is still extremely hard to do year after year. You can literally hear moans of agony coming from my office while I am designing these. It takes me weeks MONTHS to complete a book. The problem is the volume of images I have to cull and the fact that I am attached to every single one. I snap photos constantly through out the year so there are hundreds of images to “uhh“, “ummm“, “why me!?” over. Not only is it a labor of love it is an investment I must budget for and while some of the images are just snaps and nothing mind blowing, this is my family. I want to remember every summer, every haircut, every single change on this crazy ride we are on. Aside from my children themselves, these books might be my most prized possessions. : )
And BONUS, I counted and this album is 89% film images. That just makes me so happy! : ) So, this is me bragging about 5 years of being committed to this tradition. Get those images off your hard drive/phone people. MAKE ALBUMS. It’s worth all the hard work!