personal yearbook – digital exclusive
As our month-long birthday celebration continues, we are so delighted to share something special with you every single weekday throughout the entire month of October. Today is special indeed–not only because we’re halfway through the month now but because today we are releasing a brand new product in digital format. It’s the Personal Yearbook, and it’s available right now on DigitalProjectLife.com!
Some of you will know exactly what this is all about, but there are so many newbies to my blog these days – I certainly want to be sure everyone’s up-to-speed on this fun idea.
The back story: Ever since Porter was in preschool (he’s a 5th grader now) I have volunteered in my kids’ classrooms to help each of them pull together a Personal Yearbook over the course of the school year. The concept is simple. Each child gets a little book/folder/album/scrapbook … whatever you want to call it (I call it a Personal Yearbook) … at the end of the school year. This Personal Yearbook is a review of the student’s school year on a month-by-month basis.
Each layout has a theme of sorts – but not necessarily “big” school events. One month it’s the students at their desks, another month it’s recess, another month it’s about a certain unit they’re studying, and another month it’s lunch and I’m actually in the cafeteria photographing each child eating during their down time.
This tradition has become a fast favorite in our family – and among many others who have joined me in this effort to help kids document their school life. We now have 3 school-aged children and yes, I’m carrying on this project for all 3 classrooms (I know … a little ambitious … but I love doing this for the kids!). Certainly this is something you can do for just your child. The concept is applicable to any age or type of school situation – public, private, charter, homeschool … whatever.
Samples from the past: To see more about how I’ve done this in the past, here are a few posts you may be interested in:
Personal Yearbooks – Project Life style! Well … naturally, I’ve been wanting to make this project available in Project Life format for quite some time. So I got in touch with one of my favorite graphic designers, Liz Tamanaha, and she agreed to work with me on this project to make some magic happen.
Today I am pleased to announce that this is now available in digital format. We are offering it in two ways — The Mini Kit has all the cards, just like a typical Project Life Mini Kit. You don’t have to be a digital scrapbooker to use these. We have all the files set up in PDF format if you want to just print the cards and trim them to use.
The idea is that each student would have a Project Life Mini Album and the cards and photos would slip into the Mini Album for a very nice version of a Personal Yearbook at the end of the school year.
Click here to check out the Personal Yearbook Mini Kit, which comes with all the cards as shown above.
The other way we are offering these designs is in the form of pre-designed 8.5×11 pages, already set up so you literally print the full pages and slip them into 8.5×11 Page Protectors. No cutting anything. The cost of Mini Albums can certainly add up so if you’re doing it that way, you’ll want to enlist other parents in helping to pay for those. This option with the pre-designed 8.5×11 pages will cost less and still looks really great. Each student would just need a folder with the 3 prongs and 8.5×11 Page Protectors (instead of a Mini Album).
Click here to check out the Personal Yearbook Pre-designed pages as shown above.
Of course we wanted to be sure that you have the option to buy the bundle of both variations for those who may want both – and for a discounted price. Click here for the Full Collection.
And now … I’m going to stop writing and let the rest of this post speak for itself as you look through an entire sample album to catch the vision of the finished project.