The Love Letters Photobook
I’ve always thought love letters were so romantic. There is something magical about putting your whole heart into words on a page and sending it to your love, hoping for the same sentiments to be reciprocated. The whole idea seems Nicholas Sparks-esque to me.
This idea came to me shortly after my husband and I were married. You see, my phone was about to step into its grave, and I was sad that I would lose all the sweet texts that my husband and I had exchanged. Maybe it seems silly, but those messages were like love letters for me. Hardly anyone has cause to write letters and send them in the mail anymore, not when there is email, Facebook, texting, Skype—a million other much more convenient ways to communicate.
Rather than lose them all with my phone’s demise, I decided to preserve these messages that showed the progression of our relationship, from initial meeting to falling in love and getting married. I was inspired by my grandmother, who once showed me a binder where she kept all the love letters from her husband before they were married.
It took a while, but I scrolled through all of my texts with my husband back to the very beginning and took screenshots of all the texts I thought were cute, sweet, funny, memorable or key to understanding our relationship. It was surprisingly fun to look back at our early days, before the thought of an ‘us’ had crept into the picture, and then see how our relationship bloomed and turned from friendship to love.
I then took these screenshots (careful to keep them in order, thank goodness phones automatically name files in numerical order!) and made a photobook. I also included all the pictures I could find from throughout our relationship, placing them nearest to the texts that correlated to them or were around the same time frame.
All in all it was quite a bit of work, but the end product I created is priceless to me. I hope you agree, and feel inspired to create something of your own to remember your love story!
4/22/2018 05:07:49 pm
It's a dream come true to have your own photobook, and all the photos you will see are the photos you have with your partner. That's just so romantic as it will remind you of how much love you have for each other. But having a photobook is not limited to that. If you collect photos and have been wanting to keep it as great memories, then you can have your own photobook! Personally, I love collecting photos that's why this is pretty ideal for me.
6/6/2018 07:54:37 pm
My auntie and uncle used to have like this, but they gather the event from when and where they have met until they got married. I am so proud of both of you, it is really a dream come true for the both of you. I wish you all the best in life and a stronger relationship. I hope that you will enjoy and face the struggles together. You can show this book to your future children and inspire them that true love still exist.
6/28/2018 08:17:30 am
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2/7/2019 03:49:46 am
I also have my own photo book. I know that it is very old style since Facebook and other social media apps are here, but for me, having album is still different. It makes you reminisce and go back like time travelling to the days you had that photo. I am old enough, but I shared it to my children. I also have the love Photo book in where I compile all of the suitors I had back then, great memories I had with my friends and unforgettable moments I had. Among my three children, the eldest one acquire that kind of habit of mine and I am so glad that she appreciates even the smallest things.
11/23/2020 07:29:14 pm
Thaanks great post
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Zak and Janelle are newlyweds living in the Provo, Utah area. They decided to do something to make a difference, helping engaged couples spend less on their big day.