10/13/14

How I Journal: Family Yearbooks


Since the day my husband and I got married, I have been faithful at updating our family blog. I update our blog every week and post every picture from my phone and give a small summary for journal purposes. At the end of every year, I turn our blog into a book. These books mean the world to me. 

I use Blurb to publish our books. They have a program that downloads to your desktop that will help put your book together. My sister-in-law actually recommended this company to me and I am obsessed. They are by far the best quality and cheapest to print if you have more than a 100 pages. My yearbooks are now up to around 200 pages each and get bigger each year. Blurb usually offers a 20-30% off coupon code throughout the year too. So I order my books around the coupon dates. 

P.S. No, this post is not sponsored by Blurb, I just really love them!



On the cover I put my favorite family photo and the year. I try and keep all my books the same format and color. I love to look at how much we have changed over the years.


On the title page (first page) of each book, I find a quote that best represents our year. On the back cover, I print the lyrics to a song that best represents that year also.



I display my books proudly on the bookshelves in my living room. They are definitely my most prized possessions in my home.