What size for a gift album?

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  1. Soccer Princess

    Soccer Princess DIS Cast Member<br><font color=red>you would never

    May 21, 2001
    I am making my grandpaa scrapbook for Christmas and I don't know whether to make it 12x12 or 8x8. I have already bought books in both sizes. I think 8x8 is more of a "gift" album, but since he is older I thought the 12x12 might be better for him to look at (being bigger). What do you think? I needed to start working on this like a month ago, so I need to decide soon! :)

  2. onedisneylover

    onedisneylover Mouseketeer

    Jul 20, 2001
    well, being that time is part of the issue, i would go with the 8x8. it is smaller so it will go quicker. also, and don't take this wrong, but the 8x8 is easier to handle for an older person or a child. it is just less cumbersome. although a 12 x 12 would be easier to see especially since the elements will be bigger.

    whatever you do, just do simple since time is of the essence. i personally like the smaller sizes.
  3. disneyfreakjackie

    disneyfreakjackie <font color="blue">The only thing better than a Di

    Nov 10, 2003
    8x8 would be my choice. They go quickly and as onedisneylover said, it would be much easier to handle!!
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  5. Stephres

    Stephres Likes Disney and Scrapbooking<br><font color=deepp

    Jul 11, 2004
    I have made several gift albums and 6x6 and 8x8 are my favorites. I would do a 8x8 very simply, like someone upthread said, so he could see everything easily.
  6. WDWMom

    WDWMom DIS Veteran

    Aug 25, 1999
    I vote for 8x8 too. Just bought one for my dad. Thought about the 6x6 but seems too small.
  7. goofymom/pop

    goofymom/pop <font color=deeppink>oh where oh where can the tag

    Jan 2, 2001
    that is easy to take places to show off, and easier to have sitting out on the end table or coffee table. Plus way less to do to fill up those pages.
  8. cwnhokie

    cwnhokie DIS Veteran

    Feb 18, 2005
    I made albums of my boys for all the grandparents and great grandparents for Christmas last year and swore I wouldn't make it a yearly thing. We'll guess what I'm working on right now? That's right, five albums by Christmas. I am doing 7x7 CM albums. I am really frustrated though, because I have way too many pictures to fit in the little album and I can't figure out what to leave out. I don't want to do a 12 x 12 though, it just seems to big. Bottom line, he will love whatever you decide to do.
  9. Honeybehr1

    Honeybehr1 Mouseketeer<br><font color=red>Hey I was a newlywe

    May 30, 2005
    I would do a smaller album because of the ease of holding it
  10. welovemickey

    welovemickey Disney Junkie

    Sep 12, 2000
    I'm working on 2 gift albums right now and am using the 11x8 1/2 size. It's really fun to work with because you can still use embellisments and get a few pictures on each page. I was very tentative at first because I used to scrap 8 1/2 x 11, but this is SOOOO different!

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