"Complete a "First Year" book for Isabelle"
-Goal #35, Emily's 65 in 365 List
At the beginning of the year, I put together a list of all the things I wanted to accomplish in 2010. The list was 65 things to do in 365 days. I got the idea from my friend, Karen. It's not a list full of resolutions. No way could I EVER resolve 65 things in one year. This list is more of a bucket or "to do" list. My goals range from organizing the photos on my computer to going to the dentist to memorizing all the US presidents in order.
Last week, I completed goal #35: Complete a First Year book for Isabelle. Isabelle is my daughter, by the way. Thanks to iPhoto, I now have a 95 page book chronicling Isabelle's first year of life. It's a pretty great book, and I'm really proud of it. Now, comes the hard part - paying for it. It will cost around $135 dollars for a hard copy or $100 for a soft copy. Because I'm not super, super rich, I considered a soft copy, but now think hard would be better.
What do you think?
Whether I should order a hard or soft copy book isn't what this post is all about. Now that I've finished the book, I'm wondering if I sill need to order actual prints of all the pictures I take of Belle. If everything is in this book, is that enough? When I'm long gone and Belle's great-great-grandchildren are looking through all her stuff, will they want individual copies of her pictures?
I think photo books are so great. I think they are greater than photo albums. They are clean and organized and focus on the picture instead of frilly stuff usually found in scrapbooks. But, I'm still torn. Are traditional photo albums a thing of the past? Would it be silly to have both just in case one is preferred over the other? Am I the only one that thinks this is a big decision? Do I need to stop freaking out and be okay with just my lovely photo book?