Well, we’re here! This is it!
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.
This is so cool, Nat! I, too, have taken photos of Husband and me every anniversary, and I have written journal entries for each anniversary to use eventually. I have a little 8×8 album that I bought a long time ago to use as an “anniversary album”… but I haven’t done anything with it. I really like your idea to standardize the page design (and I can imagine how super-easy it was to decide on that design 😉 ). Maybe this is the year I actually start making my anniversary album, thanks to your inspiration!
Thanks! I don’t think I articulated very well why I standardized the design. First, I want to be able to make the new layout each year and not put it off. If I know where everything is supposed to go, it’s a simple matter to put everything together. Second, I think having a standard design lets one focus on the content, not the design – it will be easier to see how we’ve changed over the years! That’s not to say that changing it up every year won’t work – who knows if I will get bored with the design later?
I love this idea! So fun to include the guest cards on each layout. Another way to add a very personal touch. Each layout is fantastic and I love that you are just continuing the album with your anniversary pages. 🙂
This is great! I love it! I added a page to my scrapbook and we write which ‘gift’ we get each other each year (IE: Cotton, Leather, Wood, etc). Sadly, I don’t think we take a picture of us on our anniversary each year. I will have to get on that. Your scrapbook is beautiful!
That’s awesome! We kept with the anniversary-specific gifts until I think we got to 5 or whichever year it was something random. I kind of wish we had stuck with it!
What a wonderful idea. Love the pages and I like how you can see the two of you change over the years.