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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, picture taken with Santa can document growth and memories. You can also take family to a special place and take an annual photo. The special place can be in back yard or at 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 in family journal.
Your family journal can include house or houses in which you lived. You can document your family homes throughout years. If you never moved, you can take photos of when you changed paint color, or as 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. At same time, you can record your family tree.
A family journal becomes a treasured keepsake and a wonderful, memorable project and adventure that 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 www.the5yearjournal.com 480.423.8095 Copyright 2005 OMDC, LLC All Rights Reserved
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