Our grandparents and all our extended family lives thousands of miles away. We see them every year or two - definitely not enough. To help my 2 years old to learn the faces of his grandparents, uncles and aunts I made a small mini album for him. I started with a package of small clear pockets. Mine were from a scrapbook store but clear badge holders from an office supply store will work great. I found the pictures I want to include and printed them.
I cut several pieces of cardstock to fit into the pockets and cropped the pictures to be 0.25" smaller than the cardstock. I adhered the pictures from both sides of the cardstock and added the names using small letter stickers. I decided to use minimal embellishments to keep the focus on the faces and names.
I slipped the cards into the pockets and tied them with a piece of ribbon.
Eli loved looking through the album and pointing at the faces. I hope that he will be ready to meet his grandparents in few months when they will come to visit us.