Today's Must Make Mini-Album is "Home Sweet Home", all about my husband's childhood home.
I got this idea because I realized while making my USA album that I had hardly any interior photos of my childhood home. None of my bedroom at all. And now, my parents had moved away, the house had been remodelled, and while it looked great, it didn't look anything like when I grew up there.
How often have you taken any photos of the inside of your home? Most of us don't remember to and yet that's where we are raising children or living now and someday, we may not live there anymore and would like to look back on it. It's the funky couch or the odd painting or picture or whatnot that can bring back a slew of childhood memories for a grown up. Frankly, I wish I had photos of the inside of the house - just the way it was - funky avocado carpet and everything.
So, I decided to make the album for my husband. His parents have been in the same house for over 50 years (!!!) but I know, in the future, it won't remain the same and I want him to have these photos to remember everything about it. I also took photos of the hometown at the same time.
Tip#1: Take photos now of your house, on the inside. Don't worry about how clean it is - just do it!
Here are the photos:
Are my in-laws the last people in America who still have a dial phone? They are still using this thing. It's heavy as can be and the ring is astoundingly loud...I laugh everytime I have to use it.
I took all these photos of my husband's schools and even a section of road he used to park his car on (by this point in the project, he was involved and wanted this) so I shoved all the photos onto tags and into the pocket.
What do you think? Have you made an album like this? Do you want to?
Check back tomorrow for my final album - one I made at a Creating Keepsakes University with Stacy Julian..
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