Friday, July 6, 2012

My Dad & Me From A to Z

For Father's Day this year, I really wanted to do something really special for Cam. He is such an amazing dad to Nash & Gray. He does so much for them and for me and he loves every minute of it. Late at night, we talk about going to Texas. Almost every night he expresses how nervous he is to be so busy with school. He doesn't want to miss any part of their childhood. They are so important to him. However, providing for our family is also super important to him. School is a must. And it is demanding. And he will have early mornings and late nights. We won't get to see him near as much as we do right now. So I decided to make sure our boys get a healthy dose of their dad on the nights he won't be home before bedtime. This book was my solution:


I started by making a list of A through Z and writing out something specific to Cam and the boys for each one. I outlined the major things I knew I wanted to hit on: church, fun, family, bathtime, bedtime, etc. and double checked they were accounted for. Then, I created a very simple base template with one large space for a picture, one large letter and a short piece of text explaining the letter. The result was a simple, beautiful book that shows just how appreciated Cameron is. I am so pleased with how it turned out. It just makes me giddy. The boys love reading it. I love reading it. Cam loves reading it. And it's so wonderful to see pictures actually printed and simple, short details of their lives right now.


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If there's enough interest, I'll make the templates available for use. Otherwise, I will just enjoy this little piece of happiness sitting on my bookshelf.

10 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh, this is amazing, Kristin! What a fantastic idea! It turned out beautiful!

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  2. What a creative idea! I would love to make one of these for our childre its such a sweet way to showcase what a great daddy they have!

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  3. So cute! You are so talented!

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  4. This is SO cute! I would love the template. You are awesome!

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  5. Cute idea. I would love the template.

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  6. This book is so sweet! You are so talented, I just love it! If you ever make it available I would definitely be delighted.

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  7. Way cute Kristin!!! As always...why am I not surprised? ;) Love it!

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  8. Suuuper cute idea!!! If I were to do my own, what would you say is the best place for printing?

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  9. I got mine printed at Walgreens because they do 1-hour photo books. [who knew right?!] But any shop that prints 8.5x11 books will work. I've used shutterfly in the past and I'm looking into viovio.com.

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