Wednesday, December 01, 2010

How to Make a Birthday Reminder Book

We authors and writers are such creative folks! We not only write books, we make them. Scrap books, e-books, and even birthday reminder books like this one I made for my 94-year-old grandmother to help her keep track of the birthdays of her 90+ descendants to whom she has my mother send a birthday card each year. 


Here are some photos of the inside to give you an idea of how to put the book together. As you can see, I used a 3-ring binder with monthly divider tabs to create this one.


[Above]: I bought some inexpensive birthday cards (boxes of 12) and added them to pocket sleeves I purchased at a department store that sells office supplies. I created a perpetual calendar and had it printed on card stock at Kinko's. I inserted the monthly pages into the sleeves. These can be lifted out to write the names of family members next to their birthday.



[Above]: There are a few pages in the back with space to write the mailing addresses of everyone she sends cards to. I plan to get a book of stamps to complete the gift. Having this information and supplies in one place is so convenient.  


[Above]: There is a page to write notes on, such as what kind of cake is their favorite. The envelopes are neatly tucked inside plastic sleeves at the back of the book.


You may notice a CD in the front pocket. This contains the file for the perpetual pages. I am happy to send this PDF file via email as a gift to readers of this blog. Contact writer at yvonneperry dot net.


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3 comments:

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Nanci said...

This is fabulous! Thanks for sharing. I have a friend who made something like this and put it into a frame on the wall. The top of the frame was open so she could rotate the months and have the current one on top. Cool!

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