In this day of age, parang hindi na uso ang mga photo albums ano? I can still remember my 12 inches x 12 inches, 6-inch thick debut album back in 1998. Can you imagine how heavy that album was? Weight lifting levels. Pabigatan yata ng album nung araw. I wonder where it is na. I hope it’s still in our family house in Paranaque.
Anyway, naalala ko lang because I have been meaning to have family photo albums made for each important occasion in our lives. Though nasa internet na nga all our photos, iba pa din yung you have something at home to look at during your senti moments. It’s also nice to have something to show your guests when they visit your house. Apart from malakas siya maka-senti, ummmm… wala. Malakas talaga siya maka-senti and that is one good reason to have one made.
I had one made for Anika’s 7th birthday party. I wanted to have a photo album with all of Anika’s baby photos from the day she was born until now that she’s seven years old already.
However, I wanted it also to be parang useful too so I had it made as a guest book at the same time so Anika’s guests can write their wishes and dedications to her.
Anika’s 7th birthday guestbook/throwback album was made by Fire Tree Designs PH.
On the party day itself, I showed the album to LT and Pineda. They browsed the album separately. I was surprised because tears started falling from their eyes while they were looking at Anika’s baby photos. Nakakatuwa because I was exactly like that too when I was looking at the draft they sent me days before. I told you ang lakas maka-senti! Tutulo talaga luha niyo.
Anika’s Lola Lydia (Alvin’s mom) was also like that and this time Pineda caught it on camera.
Come, mga mare. I’ll show you what’s inside Anika’s photo album.
The album layout was designed by Nina, the owner of Fire Tree Designs PH. I told her the theme and sent her the digital photos. She gave me the draft after and then I told her na lang what I wanted to be enhanced, added or changed. The album came out perfect.
Going through it again now leaves a lump on my throat. I’m so happy I took thousands and thousands of photos while Anika was growing up. Time flies fast talaga. I can still remember clearly how Anika was when she was born. Pati yung mga outfits of the day niya from zero months old until now. Ang sarap sarap niyang damitan. Ngayon ang dami nang kontra sa outfits! Hahaha!
I’m planning to have more albums done like her birthday party, our Legoland trip and yung mga vacations namin. I’m just putting this out there now in case you guys want to have one made too =)
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