By: Brenda Kruse
10. STORYBOOK BOTH SIGNIFICANT AND EVERYDAY EVENTS.
While it’s easy to think of creating a storybook about the big events and monumental moments like special vacations/trips, weddings, holidays and milestones/tributes, we can’t forget our every-day existence either. A fellow HM consultant (Amy Angeli) created a “30 Days Hath September” storybook that chronicled the more-mundane moments of life at home, work, family, friends, favorites, and more. It’s a classic snapshot of her life at this point in time — now safely and creatively preserved for good. I would be willing to bet that all of us would enjoy reading a “day in the life” journal of when our parents and grandparents were younger.
Others have done a 24-hour review of a typical day as told through the “voice” of various family members. I just discovered a “Project 365” template from Darci Toom in the Gallery. With a single daily photo & brief caption, this storybook will result in an annual album showcasing your whole year in pictures. These are both brilliant ideas that inspire me!
That’s my Top 10 for 2010 — heritage-making resolutions for the new year! I look forward to 365 days from now when I can review my photos, scans, journaled memories, greeting cards, games and storybooks that were created and preserved this year! What will YOU do this year?