This fall here at Modern Memorykeeper, I’m are embarking on a blog series I’m calling “Friday Family Stories”. Each Friday I’ll be sharing a family photo and the story that accompanies the photo to encourage you to tell your family story. Whether you are the keeper of the family archives (hand raised here), you’re the designated photographer and collector of all of the things for your family, you want to tell the story of your own life, your family life, your dogs life, or the history of your business…I’m hoping this series will inspire you to pair your photographs and memorabilia with stories.
In addition to photographs and stories, I’ll be showing how I put the photos and stories into a format where I can share with…whomever. Most weeks, this will mean an example of an embellish more artful page and also a more classic approach. Both examples appropriate for being incorporated into a bound photo book.
Let’s get started shall we?
The Friday Family Story for this week centers around the first of many ‘noreasters here in New England a few years ago that left over 100″ of snow by the time winter was over… the copy for the story reads:
“The Beginning of the Winter of Too Much SNOW!
Monday: Blizzard warning starts, and huge lines at the market and gas stations. Travel ban and State of Emergency in effect for almost two days, so no school for two days. Blowing and snowing like crazy! At times, we can barely see across the street.
Tuesday: Still snowing in the morning and crazy wind but we still have power. Later in the day…HUGE piles of snow and lots of snowblowing and shoveling…What does that mean in our neighborhood?? Yes, it’s a party!! The kids were out sledding on the huge mountains of snow on the corner until it got dark and too dangerous with the plows out. The adults hung around at the neighbors and had a spontaneous potluck supper with plenty of beverages…yes, the BEST way to ride out the aftermath of the blizzard.”
A more embellished and artful presentation of the photo and the story
A clean and graphic version
As you can see, telling your story doesn’t have to involve loads of photos or pages and pages of text (unless that is what you want, then go for it!) One story, simply told as part of your family story. Want help telling your family story? Modern Memorykeeper can help you tell your stories while preserving your family memories. Let us show you how!
Friday Family Stories is a weekly blog series demonstrating how to pair your photos with their stories, catching fleeting moments to share with those that matter most.