Thinking about doing something a little extra special for Valentine’s Day? There’s still time, if you get started right away.
Personalized hybrid mini-albums are among my favorite items to give, particularly the ones I put together last year for my husband, two boys and oldest daughter. Each album, called “10 Things I Love About You,” features 10 photos of the person for whom the album was created, plus brief journaling on each page describing one of those 10 things.
For instance, my oldest son’s 10 things were…
- You’re a lot of fun to play games with!
- You have a great laugh that’s really contagious!
- You have lots of talents that you’re putting to good use!
- You love a good set of Legos (just like me!)
- You are just so creative!
- You are a great big brother to all of your siblings!
- You’re a great friend!
- You’re not afraid to show your enthusiasm!
- You’re such a great sport with all your little girl cousins!
- There’s no one else in all the world exactly like you!
At the very end of each album, I also included a little picture of myself and a handwritten message to the recipient. I could hardly wait to give these to my family last year, but it was well worth the wait. They LOVED them.
They loved seeing 10 great photos of themselves. They loved reading the 10 reasons I think they’re awesome. They loved that the entire book is all about them. And I think they found it pretty cool that I took the time to focus on them that way.
It’s the best Valentine gift I’ve given so far … and believe me, I’ve tried to be creative with this holiday on more than one occasion. 😉
I had so much fun doing these albums that I created a downloadable quick-page kit so others could do the same. As of today, you’ll find the complete kit in our on-site store.
Just purchase & download the kit, choose your recipient, come up with 10 things you love about them, choose 10 photos to go with it, drop the photos into the openings using your favorite scrapbooking software & add your journaling. Print the pages and the included covers, adhere to CDs or a round chipboard album kit, bind it all together … and you’re done!
To get you started & give you a little taste of the colors & patterns of the album, I’ve even got a free mini-kit to share with you right here. Simply click on the image below to download this digital scrapbooking freebie! (File size: 21.1 MB)
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