Putting Together Baby’s First Year Picture Frame
I am a mom who is a sucker for photos. I used to like taking photos when I was younger. That is a hobby that I never really took seriously. But now that I have my own two lovely daughters, my lens is always on them, literally and figuratively. haha We even have an annual summer pictorial! That is why, it is no wonder that I have baby’s first year picture frame for each of them!
Eight Years Ago
Dindin was rather sickly as a baby and as a toddler. Thankfully, her health has greatly improved now that she is older.
Anyway, eight years ago, when she has already recovered from her illness and was back to her healthy, energetic self again, I got to work on baby’s first year picture frame for Din. This is one of our happy family traditions that I was able to keep up with the second one.
Baby’s First Year Picture Frame
Back then, Facebook wasn’t the norm. But I already took photos every month, when Dindin would reach a monthly milestone. I would prepare a new outfit for her so that she will have something different to wear each time. I also have matching hair accessories for her.
My idea for a baby’s first year photo frame is to make it fit in a standard 8R print, which is 8″ x 10″. That way, I can just easily buy a picture frame for it. I did this design on Adobe Photoshop. After the layout is done, I sent it for printing at SKT Digital and paid only P50 for it. So cheap, huh?
After I got the print from SKT Digital, I added some more designs on baby’s first year picture frame. I had some scrapbooking materials and so I added stickers, borders, and even gems. Dindin especially like the yellow glittery butterfly!
So if you want to make your baby’s first picture frame, you can complete the design on Photoshop, or you can make it bare so you can embellish it using cute scrapbooking materials.
Shane’s First Year Picture Frame
So about four years later, I did the same for Shane. I also made her a baby’s picture frame. Shane has more photos from the operating room in the hospital when I gave birth to her, so I was able to include these, too.
With each child, I try to match what we have given them in the interest of fairness. Whether it’s for their educational fund, their birthday parties, toys, and clothes, we try to match up.
Store Bought Frames
I know, there are ready made picture frames at your local stores. It’s just that, I can’t personalize the contents. Usually, it’s just 12 holes for the baby’s 12 months. But I wanted to include many other things so I made my own design. That way, baby’s first year picture frame is customized for the things that I want to put in.
If you want a personalized baby’s picture frame and you don’t know how to use Photoshop, ask a graphic artist to do it for you. There are many young people who can do it in a breeze, because many young ones are adept at using this computer software.
Wall Mounted or Desk Decor
After you have chosen the frame to put the print in, you can now use baby’s first year picture frame as a wall mounted decor. Our frames are simple but are colored pink, because they are girls and both loved pink.
Or you can prop it up on a desk. Our are installed on the wall in their bedroom, mounted by 3M double sided tape.
Elements of Baby’s First Picture Frame
So here the elements of our baby’s first picture frame.
- First photo in the hospital during delivery
- A photo during baby’s christening
- Portraits of baby’ first month to 11th month
- Family picture during baby’s first birthday