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My kids go to an elementary school that sells yearbooks. I really don't see the point of a yearbook when you're in elementary school, especially when you're younger. They sign t-shirts at class parties, they aren't in any clubs or activities at school yet, so basically you're paying for everyone else's pictures. Maybe that makes me a mean mom, but I've never been willing to shell out the money until my kids are older and a yearbook is more meaningful.
Then again, how often do you look at your high school yearbook? Yeah, I don't either.
Still, this year my daughter finally feels the pain of not having a yearbook when "every other kid" does. There's a yearbook-signing party after school gets out, and she doesn't have one to bring. So, I thought we'd make something she can bring instead.
First, we picked up a composition notebook at the store. Then, I let her choose some coordinating scrapbook paper to cover the front.
Then, I used HP Photo Creations to make this cute collage of pictures from the school year and printed a 5x7 at home.
I loved using this program- you can create any design you want, and besides pictures, you can add text, graphics, or your own elements.
Finally, we added some stickers from the Heidi Swap goodies I got at SNAP.
I think it's the perfect, frugal, age-appropriate alternative to a yearbook.
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