I've done scrapbook pages and even photo books in the past, but this time I wanted to incorporate some of the memorabilia and receipts we collected.
I started out with drawers full of stuff! Disney stickers, maps, scrapbooking papers and die cuts, you name it!
|The above pictures were taken after I was finished, so there was tons more when I started!|
I made cardstock divider pages for each section of the book, using tabs I already had.
|Maps, stamps, stickers - it all got used!|
I think if I do a journal like this again, I'll divide it into Day One, Day Two, etc. Sometimes we went to two different parks on the same day, so I'd like to document that.
On each of the park divider pages, I made a pocket and included a park map. It's so handy to pull the maps out as we plan for our next trip!
The dining plan is a big part the expenses for our Disney trips. I kept a brochure outlining what restaurants participated in the dining plan. And then I recorded where we ate, and in some cases how much it cost. See, we got the dining plan for free, and I wanted to keep track of how much we would have spent on sit-down meals.
|Looks like we ate a lot in Epcot!|
Also, take a little notebook and jot things down that you want to remember - cute things the kids said or funny things that happened. Believe me, after 13 months, those things will be hard to recall!