My daughters and I made a book for my dad for his 75th birthday. It was memories that we have of him ... things he's done especially for me or the girls. Remembering some unique things about my dad that makes him special!
We used some chipboard pages and a coil binding ... some markers, scraps of paper and stickers and a little imagination.
Add photos to your book too!
Here is the book (we used papers from Flair Fall collection for front page):
I used to worry about handwriting, but after having some items written by my grandparents ... I've come to cherish their handwritten notes.
Mix some handwriting & computer printed journaling in your scrapbooking projects. Years from now, someone may look back fondly on your handwriting!
For most of the pages we left the chipboard "naked", but you can cover it with paper (as shown on the cover and the first inside page), paint, stamp and more.
We used a variety of papers and stickers, hand drawn pictures ... the book was a fun creation made by my daughters. Their handwriting, hand drawn pictures and the "reasons" in their own words. It might not be perfect, but it was surely made from the heart.
To make the book more interesting (and in keeping with my dad's sense of humor) we only had 8 Reasons Why He's so Special ... just another addition to making this book customized for him.