How much more exciting will the ABC's seem when each letter is represented by a picture of your child. With an older child, taking the photographs could also make a great summer activity. Or take the photos on your family vacation and see how many letters you can find while on holiday.
The photo books over at Shutterfly have some tasteful pre-designs like this one for the ABC book done by Creating Keepsake's Jessica Sprague.
It's a clean, scrapbook look without all of the cutting and crafting. All you have to do is drag and drop your photos and add the captions. Other designs include "Sweet Baby" and "A Year in Review."