I have been busy at my computer this week putting together photos and souvenirs from our trip to Ireland with the hope of creating a book to give to my husband for Christmas. (I may be taking a chance posting this here, but he does not read my blog.)
My husband actually sat down shortly after we got back and wrote down notes and dates of where we went and what we did in anticipation of making a scrapbook of sorts. Then he collected cards, brochures and ticket stubs and put them all in a large envelope and..........that was it! (In his defense, he is probably waiting for photos from me.)
A couple of weeks ago I took the notes and the large envelope, scanned everything and carefully put them back under the coffee table. I decided to make his notes the background paper for the pages on the right, and then blank lined paper for the pages on the left.
I also found these photo corners here: CoffeeShop Photo Corner
My plan is to upload all the pages and then probably, (not 100% sure yet) have Blurb print the book.
I thought it would be fun to share a few of the pages here.
I was caught off guard with some of the emotions I felt doing this. I shared previously my disappointment about the photographs I made while there, but reliving the trip this way has been good for me. It was a wonderful reminder of the experiences we had and all the lovely people we met along the way.
It's easy to get back from a trip and settle quickly into the busyness that is normal life and lose the feelings of wonder you have while away from home. If only we could hold on to that for a few more days (or bottle it for future use).
This is still very much a work in progress, but I need to finish it pretty soon if it's going to be under the tree Christmas morning...........