One page for each anniversary. Seems simple enough? You bet. The design will be the same every year, with a slight variation depending on what side of the page it’s on.
I only stressed about the design a tiny bit (yeah, right). Picking a design I’ll use for all the years of our marriage caused me no stress at all.
What’s on Each Anniversary Scrapbook Page
5×7 Anniversary Photo: We take a photo each year on our anniversary (way back on our first I had us take a photo and had no idea what I would use it for). The photo is always vertical and is taken either at home or where we happen to be if we are traveling.
A guest book card: I pick one of the guest book cards and add it to the page. I like how putting them here makes them individually important and I like reading wishes for our future next to our anniversaries. When I run out of those, I’m going to start using cards we got with wedding gifts.
Business Card from Restaurant: I collect a business card for the restaurant where we ate dinner that night. Sometimes they’re easy to get on the host stand, sometimes I have to ask for them. Mr. P is a pro and will remind me if I forget.
Notes: I write the year and pen a few thoughts about the day or where we were.
Patterned paper borders: I use leftover patterned paper from the wedding scrapbook to frame each page.
Anniversary number cut with Silhouette: This goes on the bottom corner of the page and is Garamond in italic. I admit, I didn’t think this through very well. I don’t think “twenty-seven” and other long numbers are going to fit on the page at that font size. I can’t go smaller because italic serifed fonts are very difficult to cut out on the Silhouette. I might switch to numerals at our 10th.
So that’s it, kinda. Each year after our anniversary I’ll post the new layout here before I add it to the album! I’m so excited to be able to revisit this project every year and see how we have changed.
To see all the pages of my wedding scrapbook so far and to learn more about the papers I’m using, visit my wedding scrapbook page.