2020 family photo album

2020 Family Photo Album

These photos are from my 2020 family photo album.

I stopped working on it very early in the year. I had set it up ahead of time and formatted the spreads just how I wanted them. I basically set it up to just plug in photos and journaling as things were happening for our family, easy right?

So why didn't I finish? Because 2020 was ridiculous.

The last time y'all saw this album was in this post and I'm pretty sure that was the last time I saw it too.

2020 family photo album 

I knew I needed to document all the things that went on because we were quite clearly living through history. A worldwide shutdown and pandemic, Black Lives Matter movement and eventual AAPI outcry, first female Vice President, not to mention all that I had going on in my personal life. It was just... a lot. And obviously needed memory keeping. But living through it, I couldn't even decipher what approach I could take.

 2020 family photo album

Would the album start off being about the family and end up just covering the turmoil that was 2020? Would I gloss over the news headlines and not leave my kids enough information to truly understand what they lived through? Would the entire album just be photo after photo of us either in our house or backyard because we had cancelled all of our travel plans?

In the end (and by end I mean this past week) I decided to go back to this post and pull up some motivation just to finish it. I reminded myself that documenting the ugly is just part of the process, and there are ways to do it that won't tear you up just from looking back.

2020 family photo album

2020 family photo album

2020 family photo album

2020 family photo album

2020 family photo album

2020 family photo album

2020 family photo album

2020 family photo album

I took this opportunity and made it more about being creative than checking a task off of my list (although "finish last year's photo album" has consistently been on my to-do list for 6 months now) and it changed my perspective on last year and what it meant to me and my family.

I let most of the photos just speak for themselves. I also took this as an opportunity to use up a lot of journaling cards and other supplies I had been holding on to. I journaled much less than usual but when I did, it was often hidden in fun little flip pockets and tabs. 

How did you document 2020?

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hi, i'm v.

about v

Sticker maker, shop owner, Marine wife and mom.

ISTJ, Taurus, Type 5

I recently discovered bullet journaling, but have scrapbooked since grade school. I enjoy many aspects of papercrafting and share them here, along with any productivity tips I stumble across because ase I can tend to be a bit of an organization junkie as well.

You can contact me here.

what you can expect on the blog

  • papercrafting and journaling
  • intentional living and productivity
  • shop updates and behind the scenes
  • a personal post sprinkled here and there

fun facts


What’s in your shop?

Stickers first and foremost. I started the shop after I realized I wasn't the only paper girl who was itching for simple stickers for women of color. You'll find digitally illustrated sticker sheets, die cut stickers, and printable/digital stickers. 

Limited-time products also include: magnets, bookmarks, post cards, and greeting cards. 

How’d you get started?

I started the blog almost five years ago as an outlet for myself, but it quickly transitioned into being just about my hobbies: travel, taking photos, and scrapbooking.

Through my blogging journey I discovered bullet journaling and my scrapbooking passions were re-ignited. I began sharing my journey with these and quickly saw a need for the stickers I was already making for myself. I gave myself six months to open up a shop, and half way through my time frame we lived through a pandemic. During my time at home I now had NO MORE excuses, so I opened up my shop!

Why the name Love Becomes Her?

I started the blog on Halloween night and one of my favorite movies (Death Becomes Her) was on. I was a major cynic back in the day but I felt that the name suited the blog because at the time so many of my blog posts were around my long-distance relationship with my now-husband. I always assumed I'd change the name later, but I think I just love it too much. It reminds me of how far I have come with learning love


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