When I was preggo, a good friend of mine showed me these books she would make on http://www.shutterfly.com/ for her daughter. They are sort of like a scrap book but you make it online and all you have to do is add pictures and captions. It's really helpful if you're not that creative but you want to create something because it will pretty much make the book for you if you select the tool that places the photos on the pages. It will arrange them for you. All you really have to do is upload pictures. Or if you are more of the creative type you can make it as custom as your little heart desires.
Each year my friend would include pictures and stories and things in the books. As her daughter grows she can relive all the memories and have wonderful keepsakes for the rest of her life. It's like a baby book on crack! You can make one every year and have a whole line of books just for your kiddo(s). It's really neat. Anyway, I decided to add a letter at the end of Cheyann's 1st year book and I wanted to share the love I have for her with you. This is the letter at the end of the '1st Edition' book that I wrote to my daughter:
My daughter. My darling. You have captured and taken hostage of every facet of my heart. There is no greater love than the love a mother has for her child. It is like a raging fire that no amount of water in any ocean of the world could quench. Watching you grow and thrive over this past year has truly been my greatest joy. You will forever be my life’s chief accomplishment. You are as sweet of natured as any baby I have ever known. You are full of laughter and happiness. You always have a smile on your face, even upon waking in the morning. I can already tell you are going to have a strong mind and will of your own. That’s good. Those assets will take you wherever you want to go throughout your journey of life. You are blessed with many good qualities.
My dearest daughter, you hung the moon in my eyes. You are truly a testament of God’s glory. I will for all of my days be your greatest advocate, biggest supporter, a gentle guide, a confidant and companion, a fierce defender and protector, and of course, a nurturing and loving mother. My love and prayers will always cover you. May God bless us all with many more years to share with an extraordinary, little lady such as you!
You can flip through the book below (not completely finished). It's pretty long, but Cheyann will really appreciate all of these moments captures and displayed in such a beautiful way when she is older!
Click the Full Screen link just above and to the right of the book for the best viewing.
Shutterfly photo books offer a wide range of artful designs and embellishments to choose from.
Check out http://www.shutterfly.com/ if you are interested in making one of these really cool books!