Yearbook Resolutions for the New Year

You’ve heard of them: New Years’ Resolutions, those traditional goals that people set for themselves on January 1 every year as a way to improve their lives and start things fresh.

Well, resolutions don’t have to just be personal goals like “I want to lose 10 pounds” or “I want to start eating better.” They can also be group goals that can be set by families, businesses and even yearbook committees.
Here are a few suggestions for yearbook resolutions for the new year. Let’s jump right in to these goals and take creativity to the next level in 2014!

In 2014, You Should…

Get Your Student Body Involved in Idea Generation

Send out a questionnaire (filled out either online or in paper format) to your school’s student body. Find out what is important to the students in your school. Ask your classmates about their must-have electronic devices, their favorite fashions of 2014-2015, their top YouTube videos and songs.

Incorporate These Ideas into Some Fun New Pages

Once you’re finished gathering this info, brainstorm ways to incorporate it into some fun new pages for the yearbook. Maybe you could have a fashion show page with pictures of the students in these fun ensembles. Maybe you could dedicate a page to the top Youtube videos or songs of the school year. Or maybe you could make up a page of the most hip electronic devices and include quotes by students as to why they love their brands of phones, tablets, and music players.

Think Backwards

Imagine how cool these pages will be 20 or 30 years from now when your kids peruse your yearbook! Remember the kids in the 80s and 90s (most likely your parents!) thought their fashion, electronic devices, and music was pretty amazing, too. So, while you’re designing these pages, be sure to go into great detail about how awesome these fads are today. Think of these pages as almost part of a “time capsule.” That way, when you and future generations look at these pages in years to come, you’ll get a big kick out of how much things have changed.