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Photo Books for potential children

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MrsM2509 Fri 09-May-14 17:49:11

I was just wondering, I have seen the butterfly book which you can record messages on, but have any of you actually made your book for giving to your potential children with photos of you, your home, family etc? We fancy either making one or buying some sort of book we can decorate with our photos then stickers etc. Most people I've asked have done the butterfly one. If anyone has done this, where did you go to buy?

I'm getting way ahead of myself, panels not till July but I like to be prepared so when the time comes I have chosen what I need and where from so I can go ahead and buy without hunting.

Thanks in advance

UnderTheNameOfSanders Fri 09-May-14 21:01:09

We used a scrapbooking album - you know the ones where crafty people use fancy paper as a back drop and do artistic things with photos, stickers, ticket stubs etc etc.

We just did one large photo per page with a bit of text (and didn't use all the pages). I'm sure you could be more fancy if you wanted.

They were about 8inches square and suitable for both our 8 and our 2 year old to hold.

MrsM2509 Fri 09-May-14 21:12:53

Thank you! That's exactly the kind of thing were looking for. where did you manage to get yours from? I've had a look online but most I've found seem to have pre decorated / branded covers or are really thin so would end up torn

BetterLatteThanNever Fri 09-May-14 21:37:41

I used a plain spiral bound "scrapbook" from Paperchase - think it might have been described as a photo album. It was good because it had plain matte pages and cover, so it could all be decorated. Because mine was geared to a toddler age child, I added a layer of clear sticky back plastic to protect finished pages a bit from general jam and dribble grin

bberry Fri 09-May-14 23:35:02

I have a butterfly book that I didn't use... You can have it for £5 if you want:-)

MyFeetAreCold Fri 09-May-14 23:55:34

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

cosmos239 Mon 12-May-14 11:46:31

Depends on the age of the child
We had an infant so did or own, coloured paper, one one photo and a sentence of text per page then laminated each page and attached them together with strong assuring through punched holes.. so he could look at, chew it etc. Is still going strong and used and our son is in middle school.!

RaspberrySnowCone Sun 25-Jan-15 09:30:02

Ah, this is what I've just posted about! I'm going to start gathering some photos I think!

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