A new storybook in the Template Gallery recently caught my eye. It’s titled, “The Bestest Friends Ever,” and was made by Studio Creative Team Member, Kari Pieratt. The design, photos, and sentiments throughout are precious and sweet. I really wanted to learn the story behind this storybook, so I asked Kari to tell me what inspired her to create this delightful project. Here’s what she said:
“When I was pregnant with Campbell, one of my closest and dearest friends, Lisa, was pregnant at the same time. We were ecstatic when we learned we were both having girls! And luckily OUR plan for our daughters to be friends is working! Campbell and Ellie truly love each other and at the same time they also fight like sisters. These two have so much personality, we are always taking pictures of their antics. But what really prompted me to make the book was realizing how important those bonds of friendship are going to be for Campbell.
“Two years ago, Campbell lost her older brother. She’s not going to grow up with her sibling by her side, but she does have people in her life that love her and support her. I want Campbell to know that best friends are very important–important enough to be the subject of their own book! Best friends are something to be cherished; they are the family that we choose!”
Above are just a few of the pages in this wonderful book. You can see the entire project by clicking on the template numbers below.
Kari has generously shared her beautiful project with us in two great forms — as an 8 x 8 storybook, template 107516, and a square flip book, template 107517. Thank you, Kari, for sharing with us and inspiring us to document and cherish the special friendships in our lives!