I take literally thousands of pictures throughout the year. I saw on another blog, Enjoying the Small Things, a genius idea. She makes up a photo book every year for her girls. You can pick and choose your favorite pics and add some savvy commentary or informational blurb to the pages. You can even add titles and dates to the binding and customize the front and back cover. Of course, I made mine on Shutterfly. I waited until there was a 50% off photo book coupon code available and for about $60 I have a year of memories packaged in a 12 X 12 hard cover photo book!
You can check out the book I made below: