For some reason I always think mini-albums are going to be really fast to put together. As in I-sat-down-to-watch-TV-and-oh-look-I-have-a-finished-album fast. I’ll give you made-in-a-weekend fast, but I’m not budging from there.
I had a spare 6×6 album lying around, and, since I’m wracked with guilt about never finishing the wedding album I may have mentioned (foolishly) once upon a time for Hannah’s parents, I thought a small baby album might earn me some Brownie points. Plus, I’d recently rediscovered Cathy Zielske’s baby album template – perfect! This album would virtually make itself!
It really would’ve too, if I hadn’t decided to make a whole new cover from scratch. Not hard, but time-consuming, and given my record with the wedding album (three years and counting) I really wanted this album to arrive within the first year…
There’s are calendar pages for each month of Hannah’s first year, interspersed with “memorable moments” journalling pages and blank pages for photos or memorabilia. I didn’t intend it to be a definitive record of Hannah’s first year, just a place where mum and dad can record some of the things that happen. A no pressure, do whatcha want kind of deal.