We have a lot to celebrate in the Higgins home. After a week of potty-training boot camp, we officially have another child out of diapers forever! This is happy stuff. So you better believe that became yesterday’s “picture of the day” for our Project 365.
The sticker chart is Porter’s idea, and he made it for Claire when we kicked off the boot camp last week. Such a supportive big brother.
So have you thought about your approach to Project 365? I’m sure many of you are doing the family approach, like us. We’ll all participate (I’m sure I’ll be taking most of the pictures & writing most of the journaling blocks), but it’ll be a family effort. And our picture-taking will be all over the place. Totally random. Just whatever we want to capture each day. But as you get started with the project, don’t forget about the other ideas … different ways to approach capturing your year:
• All about a kid and what he/she does every day in a year
• Month-by-month review: Simply use the page protectors to slip pictures from each month into the album. But you don’t have to take a picture every single day.
• Weekly or monthly themes: Pick a topic to focus on each week or month. For example, one week might be pictures at work, another week might be errands, another might be clothes you wear, and then food you eat, and then technology you love, etc.
• All About Me: For adult or child (what you wear, what you eat, what you love, where you go, who you hang out with, where you work, why you do what you do)
• Baby’s first year
• Use the kit as a regular photo album that holds pictures and journaling blocks. Doesn’t have to be sub-categorized into weeks or months.
• Circle journal for Multi-Family: Combine efforts with your siblings and have each family take different months. Put it all together in one Project 365 album and you have an awesome gift for grandparents!
• favorite photo a day (old or new)
• Home Sweet Home: Focus on every little detail of the place you call home, inside and out.
• Family Journal: The whole family is involved in Project 365 and contributing their pictures & journaling to the album. Leave the camera accessible to all. Even if it means your three-year-old is taking pictures of the floor. What a great way to capture everyone’s perspective! You could even set up a schedule so that you take turns for each day or week.
Oh man … I am SO in the mood to give a few of these kits away, even before it goes on sale this Thursday! Ready?? You know the drill. Leave your first name & where you live in the Comments below. I’ll randomly choose 3 winners that will be getting their Project 365 on us!
Newsflash: There is now a blog dedicated to the KOTM program! Just in time for Project 365. Go check it out at www.kitofthemonth.blogspot.com and see an example Project 365 layout by Maggie Holmes.