I loved filling out the baby books for my two and wanted to carry on noting everything down as they got older. I found some sweet childhood record books which I loved filling out each year around their birthdays but when my daughter turned three, I thought it was a shame there was nowhere for her to have an input so I asked her a series of questions and jotted down the answers which were both adorable and hilarious. I looked for a book that had prompts for both the child and their grown up but couldn’t find one so decided to launch Colour Chronicles and make one of my own.
The Book of You is a stylish and modern memory book to be filled out each year from age one through to sixteen. Deemed as the continuation of the baby book, the journal’s recordings mature as the child does spanning everything from baby hand and foot prints, first signature, all their favourite things, and ending with a note to their future self with predictions for years to come. Every year has prompts for the grown up to write about the child ‘The things you do that make me laugh’ along with ‘Your best quotes’, everything needed to capture the year and their personality. There are age appropriate questions to ask from the age of three, ‘What makes you happy?’ along with ‘What’s the naughtiest thing you’ve done this year?’ which evolves in to the most embarrassing thing when they get older. It’s a charming book designed to promote positivity and affection which prompts delightful answers and builds in to a lasting treasury to be looked back on, jogging happy and funny memories of childhood. With a beautiful dedication page at the start, it makes a wonderful gift for any young child or parent and with a choice of six bright colours, there is a book of everyone.