Since Matt's a graphic designer, he knows all of the local, independent printing companies in town, and I highly recommend printing your own swag local and independent. We've done everything from wedding invitations to birth announcements to these calendars from local, independent shops, and it's always been quick and cheap and of terrific quality. And Kinko's charges you to use the computer, which I think is sad.
Because I'm a big nerd, I insisted on arranging the photographs in such an order than the photo for each month in 2010 was taken during that same month in 2009. It makes a sweet retrospective of how the babies have grown:
February--at the Indianapolis Zoo
March--making Artist Trading Cards
June--at Lake Michigan
August--the first day of school
September--snuggling at Strange Folk
October--on the balance bikes at Bryan Park
November--trying out their new superhero capes
December--the Christmas photo
The beauty of blogging is that I remember all of these moments intimately--I wrote about each one on this blog the day or the day after each happened, saying things and offering details that I never would have remembered otherwise. I don't have to worry (as much) about not completing Willow's baby book, or even starting Sydney's (THAT one I worry about), because in many ways, this blog is my legacy to them of what it was like to share their childhoods with them and parent them as best as I could.
I really need to do Sydney's baby book sometime, however. That kid will TOTALLY call me out on it one day if I don't.