12 x 12 D-ring albums are huge. Huge isn't even the word. They are enormous! They have their place. I have two of them. I use one to store pictures that I think I want to scrap, and the other one is used to store pages, when I'm not sure which album or order to put them in. I like my 12 x 12 albums for myself. I like that I can fit lots of fussy details on that size of a page. I like that I can sit with a 12 x 12 and work on a page for an hour or so. It is, however, a difficult size to work with for gifts. Especially when you're going to be mailing your gifts like I do. I've tried 8x8 post bound albums for gifts, and they're fine, but I know that I find it obnoxious to take apart a post bound album to put new pages in it, so I can't expect friends and family to have to do it. Likewise, it gets a bit expensive to keep buying new albums. The next thing I tried were the 6 x 6 mini album style that you get at Michael's. Those were nice because they're crazy cheap, but I have to make them separate, self-contained projects. It doesn't work to just print off extra copies of the pages that I've made for the girls' books.
Enter We R Memory Keepers. They make 6 x 6 D-ring albums now! I think that I'll be giving those out for Mother's Day this year. I will have to modify my layouts a little bit (mostly just putting journaling on the page opposite the layout, so that it's legible), but they'll be able to fit 40-50 layouts each, and they'll be really easy for the grandparents to add new pages to the end, instead of getting a whole new book every Mother's Day, Christmas, Birthday, etc. The other nice thing about that size is that it's easy to print 4 6x6 pages as a 12 x 12 and cut them apart to save money on printing costs! So excited!