Family Journals

Written by Doreene Clement

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For those that take photos with Santa, this can be a wonderful family memory that you can record from year to year. From a child's first Christmas,repparttar picture taken with Santa can document growth and memories. You can also takerepparttar 144979 family to a special place and take an annual photo. The special place can be inrepparttar 144980 back yard or atrepparttar 144981 mountains, anywhere your family enjoys being together. Then each person can journal where they are and what they are doing that year. The younger children can draw a picture or write with a crayon inrepparttar 144982 family journal.

Your family journal can includerepparttar 144983 house or houses in which you lived. You can document your family homes throughoutrepparttar 144984 years. If you never moved, you can take photos of when you changedrepparttar 144985 paint color, or asrepparttar 144986 foliage grew. Each family member can write an annual memory of living in that home.

Another function of your family journal can be to record health histories of your family members. This becomes a medical journal for easy reference to past medical histories. Atrepparttar 144987 same time, you can record your family tree.

A family journal becomes a treasured keepsake and a wonderful, memorable project and adventure thatrepparttar 144988 whole family can work on together. This is something that becomes a priceless treasure book filled with memories that can be enjoyed for decades to come.

Copyright 2003 Doreene Clement All Rights Reserved

Doreene Clement, a cancer victor and author of The 5 Year Journal, is currently writing a new book, Blessed, about her life and her cancer experience. For more information 480.423.8095 Copyright 2005 OMDC, LLC All Rights Reserved

Feel free to pass this along to your friends. If you want to see my column, About Journaling,

Baby Girl Shower Invitations

Written by Randy Wilson

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Nowadays, however, baby showers are also held forrepparttar adopted babies as well. These ceremonies are, in fact, an announcement ofrepparttar 144978 induction ofrepparttar 144979 adopted baby intorepparttar 144980 family tree and are held afterrepparttar 144981 adoption proceedings are over.

Sometimerepparttar 144982 parents spend a month or two withrepparttar 144983 adopted baby girl and it is only then that they sendrepparttar 144984 baby girl shower invitations.

It is through a baby girl shower invitation card that one makesrepparttar 144985 proper baby girl birth announcements. Printed shower invitation cards are available for single baby, twins, triplets, and so on. You may personalizerepparttar 144986 baby girl shower invitations by your own words. Baby girl shower invitations showcase different themes.

Adoption showers, surprise showers, triplet and twin baby showers and even holiday and Christmas baby showers find expression in these invitations. The shower cards are excellent in quality and finish.

Since a shower ceremony lasts for two or more hours, some kinds of food have to be served inrepparttar 144987 parties. Full meals are not usually served at a baby shower. Rather, what are offered are simply finger-foods.

Snacks or dessert foods like chips, pretzels, ice cream, pie and cake are offered torepparttar 144988 guests. Sometimes it is replaced by a fruit or vegetable tray, which certainly is a healthy alternative and is a preferable option forrepparttar 144989 would-be-mother and to be born baby. There should be coffee and punch available forrepparttar 144990 guests. You may also choose to have soft drinks or other beverages available.

Alcoholic drinks should be avoided as a mark of respect forrepparttar 144991 mother-to-be. The would-be-mother should not indulge into drinking caffeinated drinks like coffee and soft drinks. However, food served in shower parties varies withrepparttar 144992 theme.

Copyright Randy Wilson, All Rights Reserved.

Randy is owner of How to Plan a Baby Shower where you can get more tips and ideas for your baby shower. You can also purchase and find free baby shower games.

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