that's one great thing about creating a book on-line - you can get more copies very easily! we ordered nine additional copies - one for each sibling and one for each grandchild. I have to say, I think the pile looks pretty impressive on my counter!
the cover photo is from their wedding. this is one of my all-time favorite photos. they look so happy...and stylish!
for the rest of the book, my sister-in-law and sister helped compile the photos - which meant a lot of scanning! we started with several hundred images and I pared it down to about one hundred for the final book. I used paislee press' off to press digital layouts to create the pages. and then I uploaded those finished jpg files to blurb to make the book. this is my first blurb book, so I can't say if it's easier to upload finished pages...but for me, the whole book thing was enough of a learning curve that it helped I knew how to use photoshop!
the book is organized by decade. each section starts with an opening two-page spread and a tag-line to define the decade.
here's the one for the 1960's.
and for the 2010's.
then there are detail spreads that tell a story from the decade. like this one about snow and camping from the 70's.
it's a good thing my mom took a lot of photos. and that she put them into albums for each of us. (and I am very happy now to have those photos all digital!)
each decade closes with another two-page spread. here's half of the 1990's.
the final book is forty-four pages total. I am really pleased with how it turned out. and reminded again how blessed I am to be part of my mom and dad's story.
mother & daddy - I love you. thank you for living the example of love. and family. xxoo - m.