We're awaiting the arrival of our annual photo journal of the kids' lives - this is our tenth year. It took me something like 15 hours to whip up a 100-page compilation of two young lives over the course of a year. Happily, in this volume we were able to include a bunch of photos from our youngest photographer for the first time: The Girl has been shooting away all year.
Putting together a photo book may be a tonne of work, but I think it's worth while having it as a journal. It really helps to retain the memories, I've found.
And they make a good gift: our X'mas shopping is now finished, once again.