A Christmas of Memories {The Projects – Special Album} #makingmemories

Trying to balance my Christmas projects was a wee bit tricky, but because I had a timing deadline for this due to shipping time, this one had to take some priority.

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Our family albums are getting so old that they are falling apart, photos are sticking to the non-acid free pages {gasp}, and some photos aren’t in perfectly chronological order – though everything is dated. phew. So, knowing that my mom really doesn’t NEED anything, or honestly even WANT anything {she, too doesn’t want more stuff}, I figured that preserving memories was the best way to go. {In case you are wondering, I was right}.

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I took a 9 year period – from my parents wedding in 1975 until the Christmas of 1984 – and put the photos in order and into a fabulous heirloom in the form of a Blurb Book. If you are wondering, this was the first time I haven’t had a coupon code, so 100% of this book was bought and paid for by me. And I can’t wait to do it again with our other family albums.

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My parents *song* – I Just Called To Say I Love You

Once the Blurb book was ordered and left to the mercy of Blurb and the postal system – which for the record totally pulled through for me, delivering the book on CHRISTMAS EVE – we were out of town but an awesome friend stopped by and put it in our house. SO grateful. – I was able to focus on the gift for my mother in law. A project 3 1/2 years in the making.

It turned out better than I could have expected. I know I’ve said it before, but I’ll say it again, and I seriously mean it.

I {LOVE} Blurb.

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One of my favorite childhood photos with my cousin.

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And the ultimate reason I made this gift:

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Because the best part about *making* memories is *keeping* them,

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