A couple years ago while I was at our neighbors’ house for a playdate I noticed a little homemade book. Upon further inspection I realized that it was actually a letter book that was made especially for one of the boys in the family. It was so sweet; each page featured a letter and a picture of the child with something or someone whose name started with that letter.
I just made one for Dimples for his third birthday.
It seems that it is his favorite gift! He just loves to look through his book and squeals in delight at the pictures of himself and the people he loves. He is not in every picture, but each page features a letter and something or someone familiar that begins with that letter.
I used Snapfish (who has no idea that I am writing anything about them) to make my book; I actually got it cheap during a special. Here are a couple pictures:
I am happy with the book I made, though I am sure that my neighbor’s book is much sturdier. She used printed pictures, put them on index cards, then had the index cards laminated. To bind them, she simply punched a hole in one corner and put all the cards on a ring. Laminating at an office store is often very thick and sturdy but can be relatively expensive. Most office stores will bind a book with a plastic binding or a spiral for a few dollars more. You could also go to your local teacher store and ask if they do laminating. It will probably be a more reasonable price, but it probably won’t be as thick/sturdy.
This has been a perfect gift for our three year old, but I think if it was well-done it would be a great gift for a four year old as well.