I completed Clara's 14th birthday layout. This was when Clara was in a particularly difficult stage - she did not want a party and invited her best friend (and my least favorite person) over. Her 15th and 16th birthdays are much happier memories, but I need to order photos for those pages.
The pages in these albums are super simple, but the power in the albums lie in the fact that they are 18 years in the making!!!
There is something special about being able to look back at the birthday parties for an entire childhood in one album (even if the layout is just the kid with the cake and the friends who were there).
Here's a selection of layouts from Clara's album (ages 1, 5, 9 and 12)
There's been times I've thought about abandoning these projects, but I'm glad I've kept with them. And maybe someday the kids will be grateful as well.
Do you do any similar projects?