If you are creating a photo album for your baby for
the first time, or are unsure where to begin in creating
a scrapbook of your baby's first year, here are some
tips to make it quick and easy to preserve your photos
Rather than including every photo you take of your
baby, organize your pictures according to the month they
were taken and chose a few of your favorites from each
You can make single page or several pages from each
particular month and stage of development without having
to spend a large amount of time gluing every single
photo into your scrapbook. Be sure and include birth announcements and baby
shower invitations as a special touch.
Keep a notebook or calendar within easy reach to
record milestones in your child's development. You can
then coordinate the events on your calendar with the
It is always a good idea to keep an ongoing journal
of special times in your baby's life so that you can
include those moments in your scrapbook. It does not
have to be elaborate or detailed, just a few special
dates and events that you can include as text next to
Include a special folder or sleeve behind each page
of your scrapbook to place the unused photos and
mementos. This way you can keep them within easy reach
and add pages to your scrapbook easily at a later time.
Make sure you write the date and place the photos were
taken on the back of the picture or on the folder.
When creating each page of your scrapbook, remember
that you can add extra pages containing amusing notes or
special occasions as you see fit. There is no right or
wrong way to make a scrapbook of your baby's first year.
Include the photos and events that are the most
special to you and keep extras handy in the event you
want to add to your scrapbook later.