Every year you build new memories with your family that you’ll want to remember forever. Polaroids and printed photos are great ways to show them off, but a photo album will keep your memories cherished for many years. Family An album makes a great gift or keepsake. Surprise your mom with a unique family album of last year’s holidays or gift your sister a book of your favorite moments as kids.
If you’re unsure where to start, we’ve gathered eight family photo album ideas, perfect for any occasion.
1. Family Photo Book
You have many activities, sports, vacations, and milestones in your year. A yearbook will allow you to relive your most memorable moments, including birthdays and holidays. Play around with album covers and recreate the same one each year to see how you’ve all grown.
2. Milestones and Graduations
You can combine all the photos from multiple family members who graduated together into one book. Include photos of the graduation ceremony, party photos and graduates with their closest friends and teachers. These photo books make wonderful gifts for grandparents, dads, and moms.
3. Time with Mom and Dad
No matter your age, time spent with mom or dad is priceless. If there is a special place you frequent together, a memorable bonding moment or any fun adventure you’ve experienced with as a little one, create a special piece that you can gift them when they get older. It’ll surely bring back the sweetest childhood memories.
4. A Book of Firsts
Firsts are a once in a life time moment. Whether it’s baby’s first steps, first Christmas or even first vegetable, a collection of these will make you smile every time you open the pages. These special moments are worth sharing with loved ones, even if they live far away. This will help them feel more at home.
There is so much to do during the seasons: summer parties, Halloween parties, ice skates, and beautiful flower fields. You can reminisce about your family’s favorite traditions and create new ones for the future. This photo album can be created at any time.
5. Generations and Family Tree
If you’ve ever considered making a family tree collage, you should also consider a “generations” photo book to go along with it. The best family traditions have been passed down from generations to generations through great-grandparents, grandparents, and parents. It can be both beautiful and educational to gather photos of them with the new members of your family.
6. Black and White
There’s real beauty in black and white images. It gives the photo a timeless look and emphasizes emotions in a way that color doesn’t. Gather your favorite black and white photos and make each spread a different theme such as “us”, “family” and “places.” Flip through the pages and get inspired for your next artistic photo project.
7. Family Vacations
Whether you’ve been around the world, on fun weekend getaways or road trips, family vacations are always filled with everlasting memories. If you’re looking for a unique gift for a college student, this would make the perfect keepsake to take with them on their new journey away from home.
Additional Family Album Ideas
A photo book’s greatest asset is its ability to be about almost anything. To find your favorites, browse through your Instagram photos and digital albums. These are just a few ideas to help you build your album.
Holidays You can share special holidays like Christmas, Easter and Halloween as a family. Share it with everyone at your next family event.
Siblings Sisters and brother share a special bond. Compile all the photos you love from over the years to show your sibling how much it means to you.
Children’s artwork: Instead of putting your children’s artwork on your fridge, why not create something special that can be treasured for years. Scan, save and place in your favourite book template.
School days: From the first day of Kindergarten to the last day of high school, it’s amazing to see your child grow. Keep these memories in one place to see how much they’ve evolved. You’ll even get to enjoy their unique fashion style.
Family Sayings and quotations: Do you recall the funny or insightful things your parents said? Creating a book of family sayings along with family photos is the best way to gather all the advice you’ve been given along the years.
Mother’s or Father’s day: Every Mother’s and Father’s day is special. A photo book containing your most memorable memories of mom or dad is the ideal gift.
Milestone birthdays Quinceañeras, 21st, 40th and 75th birthdays are a big deal. You can place many milestones in one book, or individual ones. It will be a great way to celebrate each page.
Family accomplishments, creative takes and family activities make great photo albums. Make a keepsake for you and your family by adding photos, quotes and titles to your photo book. If you’re wondering how to create a photo book, begin by choosing a theme and get started on your next book adventure.