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1st Year Progressive Baby Photo and Craft Ideas

If you've followed our blog for any period of time you'll know how much we love creative photo ideas. We've already shared thoughts on Ultrasound Photoshop Ideas, Newborn Photo Ideas, and Pregnancy Photo Ideas. This time we've put together a great collection of what the web has to offer regarding progressive photo ideas for baby's first year, linking all the ideas back to their source. We welcome any other ideas you may have as well as links to other great examples, so please share them in the comments below.

Enter to Win a $20 Shutterfly Gift Card

Welcome to Ordinary Parent's first giveaway! I've personally ordered 8 photo books from Shutterfly to date, and when a friend of ours offered to give us a gift card I really wanted to use it for myself. But my wife and I decided to give it away to OrdinaryParent visitors and fans instead. Don't forget to receive double the entries by liking us on FB (current fans automatically entered) and completing the form below. Winner will be notified by email and posted on our site with a first name and last initial.

Create Your Own Photo Book Using Shutterfly

For folks that do not wish to mess with an actual scrapbook and the cutting, gluing, arranging, etc., Shutterfly offers a great alternative with professional appearance and is also easy to use. So here is my review of their photo-book tool, along with tips and suggestions for making the most of your Shutterly.com book.

Getting Started on Your Child’s First Scrapbook

After our daughter was born, the first mother’s day gift she “gave” her mother was a scrapbook of those first couple months. (I know some of you are thinking “isn’t scrapbooking for women?” Well, I’ve always enjoyed crafts and this is no different, so get over it. This dad is gonna scrapbook). I wanted to start one for her so we could capture all the memories of childhood and one day pass along to her. By using and repurposing some of the items we’d received in preparation for her arrival, the scrapbook was easy to get started. So here are some of my tips for new parents on getting started with your child’s first scrapbook.
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