The Most Adorable Throwback Photos of Our Beautiful Issue Cover Star, Jennifer Garner

The actress has shared the cutest family snaps - and silliest headshots - through the years. Read more about her life in the Beautiful Issue of PEOPLE, on newsstands Friday

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"Merry Christmas from the Garner Girls, circa sometime deep in the 1970's," Garner lovingly captioned a vintage photo with the hashtags "#ilovemysisters #mommadeourclothes#westvirginiachristmas"

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Jennifer Garner/Instagram

Joking about her "#8dollarhaircut" and saying "#everyonethoughtiwasaboy," Garner posted this cute pic from when she was just 7 years old and wanted to be a Beverly Cleary book. (Good pick!)

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Jennifer Garner/Instagram

A 2017 birthday tribute to her dad included this gem of the Garner girls - Jennifer with sisters Melissa and Susannah.

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Jennifer Garner/Instagram

Garner marked National Middle Child Day 2018 with a sister pic, checking off the qualities that make her a true middle child: "Attention seeker. 😃✅Melodramatic. 😬✅
Peacekeeper. 🙏🏻✅ Middle sister, now and forever."

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A sweet 2019 post to her little sis read: "Susannah- remember when I was your protector and knew more than you? Yeah, that didn't last long. Happy birthday, my favorite baby sister. I love you."

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Even more awws: "Happy birthday to my big sister, Melissa," Garner captioned this image in February. "The world still looks safer sitting next to you."

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Jennifer Garner/Instagram

"Mary Oliver believed poetry "mustn't be fancy." #FBF to a fourth grade stab," Garner wrote alongside this pic and poem. "How many poets has she inspired....x"

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Jennifer Garner/Instagram

A bright photo with Melissa marked the first day of spring 2019. "Happy first day of spring from the Garner Girls!" the actress wrote.

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Jennifer Garner/Instagram

"My cow, lovingly named Jennifer by my Uncle Jim and Aunt Helen, and me- on the English family farm back 100 years ago. Jennifer was #BovineChic, while I am pretty much rocking the same look, 100 years later," Garner joked of a 2018 throwback.

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Jennifer Garner/Instagram

"Why so serious, twenty two year old Jen?" the actress asked her former self.

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