Hello Friends. This post has taken me all week to get up. Sheesh. Has it taken you a while to get recovered from the holidays?
We had blast of a Christmas break. We had a beautiful white Christmas and even managed to find some time up on the slopes. Hip hip hurray! Jeremy had over a whole week off and we played and played and played. Lots of fun. The kids enjoyed all their free time immensely and had lots of cousins in town to make messes with… Oh the messes. Well, that’s part of the whole fun, right?
After the new year, I got hit with a little stomach bug and spent a whole day in bed but I’m on the mend now and ready to get going with 2013. Happy New Year everyone! Oh, is it already the 5th. Ha. I’m a few days late…
To kick things off here at Mandagirl, I have a Year in Review Template for you. I really love doing these scrapbook pages because it gives me a great opportunity to look back over the past year and see all the memories we made.
Here are my pages. Goodbye 2012!
I just love the way they turned out. I considered putting the month on a little journal tag over the picture like I had in the past but I think it’s pretty clear in the layout which picture is which. They are in order, of course.
One thing that I do to make the journaling a breeze on a Year in Review layout is I store my photos in folders by month. I label the folders with numbers so that they will stay in order. The year first and then the month. I add the month with words in parenthesis after the numbers to make it easy at a glance. ie. 2012-08 (Aug) It keeps things nice and organized.
Then when I’m ready to journal about the things that happened in that month, I open the folder, look at the pictures there and summarize the contents. It’s so easy. If I want to double check if I missed anything I can look at my blog but really, lately, my blog has been lacking so my pictures are the way to go.
And there you have it. A great way to review a year at one single glance. So fun! Happy Scrapbooking.