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Baby book photos are one of the most significant keepsakes you can create for your little one. They’re a great way to go down memory lane and can be an heirloom souvenir that you can give your kids too if you make them nice enough.
The problem with baby books is that they can easily turn cliche. Baby photos for every month of your little angel’s life until they turn one year old? Yes, it’s cute, but they’re so normal and overly used nowadays. Thing is, you can do so much with photo books if you’re creative enough. They can tell a story, inspire a smile, and can be so much more than your run-of-the-mill photo album.
Looking for tips on how to give an extra twist to your precious little memory book? Read on below for some creative ideas that will help you make the best photo books for your bundle of joy.
1. Once Upon A Time…
As mentioned, there’s more to photo books than just being a showcase for photos. They’re there to tell a journey that you and your kid can appreciate in the future, so why not go full-on fairy tale and turn it into a mini storybook?
For this type, you can start from the moment you got pregnant, followed by other important milestones. The story will be entirely up to you, but you have to make sure that there is an underlying story in the whole theme. Maybe you can craft a story of how your little one changed your life, or how they’re turning out to be a little mini-me of you. Nevertheless, this theme is a great way to give your kids a glimpse of their journey from your perspective as a parent.
2. The Baby Alphabet
Since you’re going to be teaching them the alphabet anyway, why not do it while using their very own photo book? The baby alphabet is an adorable and unconventional way to showcase your baby’s most important moments, and you don’t even need to do a lot of DIYing here if you choose the right theme for your alphabet. For example, you can assign a particular word that’s related to your angel’s cutest moments. For example, M can be for milk, N is for nap time, and O is for onesies. Bonus points if you add a little snippet of the moment or word you’re going to feature.
3. My First Recipe Book
Love cooking and wishing you can pass on the passion to your little one? Why not make them their very first recipe book with an adorable twist? You can go on full-on creative with this theme, making recipes that can be heart-warming, giggle-inducing, or both. Go as crazy as you want with cooking instructions for moments like “A night of no sleep for Mom and Dad” (ingredients: one full nappy, a half-cup of snuggles, and three full lullabies) or “my first burp!” (ingredients: five back pats and soft rubs). It’s a cute way of showcasing your baby’s most precious moments if you’re creative enough!
4. My Little Adventurer
Just because they crawl with their hands and feet doesn’t mean that babies don’t get their fair share of adventures. Following a “my first adventure” type of theme is another great way to show their progress as they grow. You can come up with really cute milestones like “my first time conquering baby food!” or “my first big steps.” It’s a heartfelt way to show how the smallest moments can be the biggest and most meaningful ones, too.
5. Travelogue With My Little Angel
Wishing you can travel with your cutie soon? Why not start by listing all the places you wish you can explore with them and use that as your theme? Put them on cute costumes, like a Parisian’s usual chic attire or a national costume of a country you wish they’d visit in the future. This theme may just take a little bit of extra effort since you have to do some DIYing for the outfits, backgrounds, and props, but hey, if the finished product will be worth it, then go for it.
6. Letters From Mom And Dad
Here’s another heartfelt theme you can try if you want your baby photo book to be more sentimental. Choose the best photos for your baby’s most important milestones and write a letter to them that they can read in the future. It can be a simple review of the day the moment happened or a dedication they can read again when they’re older. Whatever route you choose, it’s a touching way to connect with your little one at present, and in the future.
7. Year In The Life
So many things can happen in a year for a child, so it’s best to put them down in writing—or in this case, photos. This is a straightforward way you can showcase your child’s moments as they’re growing up—the first time they ate solid food, their first out-of-town travel for the year, etc. This one’s not only applicable for just their first year, too. You can make this an annual tradition and continue it for as long as you want. It’s a great theme to follow if you want a neat way to review memories categorized in a clean-cut manner.
Some More Tips To Remember When Creating Your Photo Book
When it comes to organizing and creating a baby book, you should always remember that it’s not about the number of photos and how cute they are, but the stories that they tell. Ask yourself, “Will this photo inspire good memories when we open this book again years down the line?”, “Does it tell a story or a journey I want my child to appreciate in the future?” These questions are great to ask if you’re feeling overwhelmed about organizing and need to re-center.
There are so many ideas you can try to come up with the best photo books for your baby. Whatever style you choose, they should always have these themes: they should be heart-warming, inspiring, personal, and of course, adorable.