I wrote the first of many (I hope) letters to my Grandchildren detailing the experience I had when I received “the call” that they were just about to enter the world! I can recall vividly the experience since the girls were born this past summer and the memory is still clear and my grandson was born 2 years ago, so his memory of the call is still fresh in my mind. I would highly recommend taking notes or jotting down a rough copy of your experience if you plan to scrapbook or write a letter to your own grandchild (or child), since you may forget tiny details if you wait!
For all three births I received a call/text prior … when they were on the way to the hospital. So this is how I started each letter to my grandchild. I wrote of the call, how I tossed and turned all night waiting and then finally when I received the wonderful news they were here! Can you image reading a letter like this about your own birth!! How cool would that make you feel?
This is a Great start to creating a Scrapbook for your Grandchildren! Document the moments right before they arrive in a letter. I also included a special photo in the envelope!
I am doing great on my Scrapbooking Journey and I have noticed one key habit that I see becoming a part of my creation process. I have found the initial development of the page – the colors, the layout, what embellishments to use – can become mind-blowing if I try to do this all in one sitting. So what I am doing is first taking the photos for the theme; such as First Thanksgiving and laying them aside with various colored backgrounds. Then I leave it to look at the next day!
The next day I will start to arrange the photos and my layout ideas on the page, along with embellishments and a thought for a title. This page creation can take anywhere from 1-3 days to over a week. I have to be “completely” satisfied with the entire look, before I start gluing anything down!
I only do one page at a time!
At this stage of my process, I have –
- Grandbaby R – 5 completed pages
- Grandbaby C – 4 completed pages
- Grandbaby J – 2 completed pages … this is grandson’s book and I have 2 years worth of photos to choose from, so the process is much more complicated!
At some point, I will be sharing the completed pages in the Facebook group I created (which I will set as Private) so everyone can feel comfortable with sharing their own photos and process (or just watch for ideas)!
The group is at Saving Memories for our Grandchildren