Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Christmas Eve Story Book!

Last week, while I was reading a book to my 3 1/2 year old son before bed, an idea popped into my head for a great gift for my mother-in-law (the kids call her GiGi for Grandma). Christmas Eve is super special to Gigi (and all of us) because she loves having us all under her roof for the night. We have been spending Christmas Eve night there since my husband & I started dating. Traditions have been created, and every year it just gets more and more fun! I decided to make her a photo story book about Christmas Eve and our traditions. It as my first time making a photo book (surprise!), so I wasn't sure how much flexibility there would be with the layout, etc. Once I got going though, it all flowed and worked out perfectly.
It is titled "Christmas Eve at GiGi's" and is written in the voice of my son. In the book, he introduces all of the family members that come to Gigi's and also explains our traditions. I used photos from past Christmas Eves, along with our family photos and our inlaws family photos from this year. My husband says that I will be the "hero" this year for gift giving. I'm expecting a lot of tears from Gigi!

We're off to Gigi's now, so everyone have a wonderful Christmas Eve!


Anonymous said...

Love it Kimmi....Photo Books are the best.
Hope you guys have a blast tonight!

Anonymous said...

Love Story Books! I used to be an consultant for Creative Memories and by far they have the best Story Books. This is what I give every year to my children's grandparents. They look forward receiving it so they can see what the kids have done.