Yearbook Timeline

Thinking of putting together a yearbook? It’s easier than you think. Just stick to this yearbook timeline and you’ll have everything locked down in about a month.

Yearbook timeline

Here's how it works:

Week One: Get started. Gather your team (if you’ve got help on the project), choose a yearbook theme, and sketch out a rough idea of what you want to include.

Week Two: Reach out. Check in with teachers and parents to see if they have any photos you can add to the yearbook project.

Week Three: Get organized. Collect all your yearbook photos into a single folder. Make sure they’re as high-resolution as possible and use a consistent file naming system.

Week Four: Make an outline. Feature each child and add seasonal events (Halloween parades, holiday parties, graduation) as they occurred.

Week Five: Make your book! Choose your book-making tool and book style (hardcover books are especially popular—and durable), add your photos and captions, set them in layout, and hit Publish.

And you're done!

We’ve given you the yearbook timeline in weeks, but you can make your own yearbook in as little time as you want—or as much. Just remember that printing and shipping times are not flexible, so you’ll want to take that into account.

You’ve created your yearbook. What next?

Once your yearbook is finished, you’ve got options:

  • Order a large number of copies at once to take advantage of our volume discounts that start at orders of just 10 copies.
  • Place it in the Blurb Bookstore, put the word out, and let parents order it on their own.
  • If you want to turn your yearbook photo book into a fundraising item, just set your own price and collect the profit for your school or team.

Other Yearbook Resources

How to Make a Yearbook
Yearbook Tips