Even the simplest scrapbook is received with such excitement, so I decided I have to make some scrapbooks this year! I have boxes, and tubs, and drawers, and piles of pictures sitting around that I have taken of my grandchildren....I think all scrapbookers are the same! And, with my very favorite pictures, I not only get a 4X6 developed, but usually a 5X7 as well! :0)
This year I decided to make a scrapbook for each of my children's families using these "precious" 5X7 pictures...they would be enjoyed SO much more in a scrapbook than they are just sitting in my scrapbook room. So, I am using 8X8 We R Memory Keeper albums, lots of cardstock and printed papers and quotes that I have printed off with the computer. They are turning out great, and I know that they will be loved. I didn't worry about chronological order, I just took the pictures I love and made simple layouts!!
Another gift I am making this year is bookmarks. I cut 2 1/2 X 7 cardstock rectangles, punched 2X2 pictures, and adhered the pictures to the cardstock. To make then sturdy I took them to Kinkos (Fed Ex) and laminated them. They turned out great!!
And, my last "favorite" gift that I make every year are pocket calendars. I just buy the little calendars at the office supply store and then alter the covers with printed papers, and stickers. They are so easy and fun to make, and I couldn't live without mine! :0)