87: Grandma’s Gift

I was working on this gift for my grandmother tonight.  It’s an album of photos from her 90th birthday party a year and a half ago.  At Christmas last year, I tried to make a photo book using the photos but didn’t get it done in time.  Then, I thought I would get it done for her 91st birthday this June.  Nope.  I kept putting off the book because I didn’t have everyone’s names for the captions and I wasn’t sure of how to lay out so many photos.  

It was a case of the perfect being the enemy of the good.

I decided to go the old fashioned route.  I ordered all the photos and am putting them in an album.  

It’s more work than I thought it would be and it cost more than a photo book.  I like having the photos to move around in my hands though.  And, it’s getting done.  Grandma will have it on Christmas this year.

2 thoughts to “87: Grandma’s Gift”

  1. I'm glad to hear about your experiment. I think it's easy to forget that there is something lost to convenience at times.

    I gave her the book today. Sadly, her vision isn't great anymore and she couldn't see the photos very well. I knew that would be the case before I made it. But, I'm hoping relatives who come to visit her will enjoy it.

  2. I like moving photos around with my hands too. As an experiment I ordered one pre-made photo book and then a bunch of prints to hand make another book for a Christmas gift. I found that I enjoyed the process so much more when it wasn't on the computer. It took me longer (and cost more), but it was so worth it. The power of using our own hands!

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