Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Homemaking Tip – Tangible Memories

 I received an e-mail from Tracy Follett yesterday telling me that Izaak loved his family reunion photo album.  She said he wouldn't let it go on the plane ride or for the first couple of days when he was home.  She said he showed it to others before finally putting it on his bedroom window sill with his other treasures.

During the week of the Follett family reunion we took several photographs.  I had each camera man pick out his favorite twenty (or seventy three) shots and then we had them printed.*  We developed enough pictures so that everyone would be able to choose at least 24 photos for their book.  

We laid all the pictures out on the table and everyone circled around choosing the photos they wanted for their book.  

After the pictures were chosen, each put his in a little vinyl, 4 x 6 inch photo album ($1).

Ande helping Mason put his pictures in his album

Zina had asked everyone ahead of time what the highlight of the reunion was for them, and Tracy typed up the answers.  We printed those quotes and everyone pasted them onto the inside cover of the album.  On the outside cover, everyone added the tag that said  


The project didn’t take long to do, but everyone had a great reminder to take home of what a fun time they’d had with each other and the family unity that had been added to that week. 

This is one idea we’ll be using again and again. 

* while we had lots of pictures to choose from, there weren't many left over so the waste was minimal


Derek-Jenny-Kaitlynd-Ethan-Dylan said...

Easy and Awesome!!!
Love it!

Becky said...

Wow--I'll be using this idea when it is our turn to host the Porter reunion. Love it!

Jill said...

What a fantastic and thoughtful idea!!

michelle said...

That is just brilliant. I have been thinking lately how sad it is that I never print photos, they are just trapped on my computer. Eva said something recently about wanting a picture of something that was "the kind she could hold." Brilliant, I tell you.