Documenting Luna’s life one year at a time. I finally finished Year 3 book! When the book arrived in the mail, it is Luna who is the most excited. She’ll go through the book and scream “Oh, I remember that day!” and “Oh, that was so much fun!”. I also couldn’t help giggling seeing her kissing the photos on the book saying “cute little girl Luna”. Watching her with all that excitement going through photos and photos of her life makes doing this year after year all worth it.
Every year, I start off the book with a little write up summarizing that year. Here’s the intro for year 3:
To my daughter Luna,
Each year, I tell myself this is the best year yet and it couldn’t get any better. But you’ve proven that every year with you is so incredibly special filled with so much love and happiness. I love spending my days with you and watching your personality blossom to be the sweetest and funniest little girl. I love hearing you tell your stories about life at preschool & daycare and about all your little friends. I love watching you learn the simplest things in life but yet, they are big achievements and we are always there beside you applauding you. I love how much we say “I love you” to each other and “you’re my best friend”. We truly are best of friends. You’re the most beautiful little girl I have ever known and I love you to pieces. The pages in this book tells a story of our beautiful life together when you were just 3 years old. You sure are little but the happiness and joy you give is bigger than any of us combines. Thank you for being my best little friend.
I’ve noticed that when I tell her stories of her first birthday, a holiday we took… she will quickly run to grab the book and will reference my story to the photos in the book. Amazing. And only her who has the patience to sit for hours looking at the photos in the book one page at a time. After all, these book are made for her to remember our beautiful life together year after year.
If you want to make the same book, I use Blurb to print these books. All my books are all custom design (I’m a graphic designer) but they do make it easy for people without a design background with an easy to follow template. Here are the specs for Luna’s Year 3 book:
- 240 pages- Standard Landscape (10×8″)
- Hardcover, image wrap
- Premium paper, matte finish
You can see previous books here: