I will definitely create one of these month-at-a-glance projects again. For me, the key was to keep it as simple as possible in order make it to the 25th. Here are the things I learned along the way:
1. Having the layout decided and the foundation built ahead of time worked in my favor.
2. When in doubt, improvise. When I sat down to finish my album, there were two days (15 and 21) for which I hadn't printed a photo. I decided I needed to wrap up this project right away or suffer the consequence of never finishing :
Instead I painted in the designated space with watercolors. I like the result of finding something unexpected in the album:
These are a few things I will do differently next time :
1. I like Ali's idea of including a note for each child in the album.
2. I will set up a foundation where I can simply import my text digitally. And add handwritten thoughts directly onto my photos (something I am tempted to do on this album if I decide to go back to it).
That is about it for me. I must admit I feel proud to have seen this project through to the end.