My mom kept a baby album for each of us three girls, and it's so cool now for me to hear her say "I looked up when you first sat up in your baby book last night." I want Camille to have her own book like this! I feel like people our age don't really keep baby albums like our moms once did -- do you agree?
I decided to start an album for Camille. Having been a scrapbooker in a "past life," I even thought about making my own -- but then decided to go for ease with a pre-built album. I was afraid that if the task seemed too daunting or time-consuming, I wouldn't complete it. Time is a precious commodity these days!
After reading specs and reviews on (literally) dozens of options, I ordered two baby albums from Amazon so that I could see them up close and personal before making a decision. I decided to choose between the C.R. Gibson Jack book and the Nojo Lovebirds book. Here are my thoughts on these two, and I'll tell you which one I ended up keeping and why.
Choice One: C.R. Gibson Jack book
The first album is a little more gender-neutral. It has a spot for a 3.5x3.5 photo (hello Instagram printing!). It is yellow, green and baby blue. It does have a peapod embellishment, which may not suit everyone ... BUT being that she earned the nickname "Pea" from her daddy when she was born, this was something that definitely appealed to me.
The decor and colors on the pages are classic and traditional -- more "sweet baby" than "trendy baby." There are all sorts of fun page prompts and spots for photos.
All in all, a classic and very pretty baby album.
Choice Two: Nojo Lovebirds book
The second book was definitely all-girl and I loved the sweet owl and bird motif on the front cover.
The designs, colors and fonts in this book are a little more cutesy/trendy. A little more funky.
The pages are so punchy and colorful with really fun designs. I think the page prompts on this one spoke to me a little more. I also loved that it was very girly.
When it came down to it, I decided to go with the first book. I just couldn't resist the Peapod reference! I also loved that it was a little more traditional in nature, with a timeless appeal. It was a difficult choice, though -- I truly would have been happy with either.
I'm now working on filling it out. I'm using adhesive mounting squares (like these) to affix photos and other memories, like some of her first pieces of "art" she made at daycare and her hospital bracelet.
Do you have a baby album from when you were little?