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Best of Heritage Awards: Show Us Your Projects

April 28, 2010


It’s that time of year again when we are looking for our Best of Heritage winners. This special contest is a chance for you to show off your storybooks and projects and tell us why you feel it deserves recognition.

In the past we have awarded for Best Heritage Past, Present, and Future. But with our growing storybooking numbers and product line, we’ve decided it’s time for a fun change.

This year we are featuring the following project types in the Best of Heritage contest:

Best of Heritage Categories: (projects that are story oriented)

Best Life Story Project — life history, family heroes, overcoming adversity, healing story, etc.
Best Special Event Project — reunion, birth, wedding, anniversary, birthday, vacation, sports season, school year, party, graduation, retirement, etc.
Best Tribute Project — any project that is intended to strengthen relationships and/or build self-esteem (eg.“What I Love About You”).

NEW! Studio Showcase Project — (projects that are decorative in nature) a canvas, poster, greeting card, scrapbook page, or any craft or home décor item using Studio

Check out Best of Heritage on the Reunion site for more details on how to submit your project. The deadline for all entries is June 15.

Here’s at sample of a great submission for the NEW Studio Showcase Project category.

Precious Daughter
By Barbie Gordon-Carroll

This project is an 8×20 Canvas I made for a birthday gift for my granddaughter along with two 8×8 canvases to group together and hang on her bedroom wall. The sizes are so perfect to hang in a child’s bedroom.

Two days before her birthday she called to wish her Papa (Nev) a Happy Birthday and then asked to talk to me. When I came to the phone she politely reminded me that it was her birthday in “just two more sleeps” and of course I excitedly told her that I knew it was. And then she asked me, “Uma, did you make something for me?” Those words were magic to my ears—not did you “buy” something for me, but did you “make” something for me! It thrills me to know that our products are of the highest quality and because of Studio we can create gifts and keepsakes for loved ones that we know are priceless when they hold them in their hands.

Of course she was thrilled to hear that I had “made” her a very special birthday gift, and I told her that it was beautifully wrapped up and ready for her to open on her birthday.

Needless to say, she really loves her canvases and loves to show them off to her friends. The expression on my little granddaughters face says it all. She is a sweet contemplative child and her loving nature is reflected in her face.

I am so grateful that as a Heritage Maker I am able to make beautiful gifts for my family and build self-esteem in my grandchildren, while preserving life’s precious memories and moments.

See a preview of Barbie’s project here.

You can also find Barbie’s project in the Template Gallery (Template ID: 28556).