If you are as obsessed with taking pictures as most of us are these days, chances are you have made some sort of New Year's resolution to print more photos or make your first physical photo album. Always a good goal, but it can feel a little overwhelming at times to actually sit down and make it happen from start to finish. This year I thought it would be a fun idea to make a year-long photo book, but to make it easier, I'm only printing out 5 photos a month in hopes of making it a more attainable goal. 5 photos a month? I can totally do that!
We got to work with Canon USA on this, and I used my PIXMA MG7720 to print the photos and months for this project. It's actually an extra perfect match for this project because you can print directly from your Instagram account with the Canon PRINT app. As always, super easy to use and the best quality prints!
I created colorful 4×4" month squares that you can download, print and cut out, and place in your album to divide the sections. Jan-Feb, March-April, May-June, July-Aug, Sept-Oct, Nov-Dec (right click to download).
You can take photos especially for this mini album idea, but if you pull pics from your favorite Instagrams of that month, you'll make your job even easier and it won't require any extra photography. Gotta get my kitty pics in!
To make the gold 4×4" album I picked a little more special, I used a record player stamp to stamp a pattern on the inside of the album for a little personality.
Once your month dividers are printed and put into the album, you'll print out 5 photos at the end of the month, and by December, you'll have a full chronological account of your whole year! Not too shabby for a small amount of effort. I'm really excited about this idea because it sounds really doable even in busy seasons of life. So, what do you think? Are you up for the challenge with me?? xo. Laura
Credits // Author and Photography: Laura Gummerman. Photos edited with A Beautiful Mess actions.