A Thanksgiving "How-To" Album

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Posted 11/22/2012 by Fevvers in General Scrappin'
 

Fevvers
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Posted: 11/22/2012 2:02:16 AM
So...I was thinking about documenting Thanksgiving as a process -- how it all comes together, from start to finish. I love the idea of creating a mini-album that includes all of the family's favorite recipes and traditions, and would imagine that someday, there would be someone who would really treasure this.

Instead of striving to make everything look...well...MARTHA, I want the photos in it to show the craziness and the laughter and the messiness and the commotion. I will definitely be including a photo of the dishes in the sink...and the dog begging under the table...and my uncle sleeping on the couch...and me, in my pajamas, up until the guests arrive.

How are you planning to document Thanksgiving? What photos or topics would you include in a mini-album about your family's approach to this holiday? What papers/accents would you use?

Ideally, I'd want the album to come together quickly -- within a day's time, preferably. Any advice for how to make that happen?



desertgirl
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Posted: 11/22/2012 7:32:20 AM
I, too, document Thanksgiving. It gets a double layout with small photos I print out myself. It's a favorite holiday of ours, with our anniversary from that time 31 years ago and a daughter who loves our little family gathering.

I try to have one new thing each year in it. Dd made her first pie all by herself last night so that's our main photo which I printed larger than the others will be. While dh is watching football tonight, I'll sit with dd and make the layout.

I use my stash of papers and embellishments. I'll bet you have some cool stuff in your stash! And I like the "chaotic" nature of your idea - it's a bit ironic that after all the "craziness" is over, we really have celebrated and honored the steadiness and constancy of our family and our nation's heritage.

Enjoy!

sorfammom
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Posted: 11/22/2012 7:36:19 AM
I love your idea. Documenting the "real" Thanksgiving sounds awesome. I understand about not wanting it to look "Martha". What I love is our traditions, our activities, and our family, warts and all. It's what I give thanks for. I have no product suggestions, but as far as making it come together quickly, how about a 4x6 mini, something like Ali's DD with one page a full 4x6 picture and the facing page with some embellies and journaling. I'd sure love to see your album when you're done!

Fevvers
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Posted: 11/22/2012 7:47:56 PM
Thanks for the feedback! I do like the idea of a 4 x 6 mini, Sorfammom -- it sounds like something smaller would come together more quickly.


...It's a bit ironic that after all the "craziness" is over, we really have celebrated and honored the steadiness and constancy of our family and our nation's heritage.


I also LOVE the way you put this, Desertgirl! Exactly!



BrooklynGirl
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Posted: 11/22/2012 9:14:52 PM
I just have to tell you that I'm in my Pjs up until guests arrive & every year I have this fear that I won't be dressed when they get here LOL

I'm doing a mini this year about the food & I'll add a few funny stories like how I had to buy canned cranberry sauce because hubby bought RASBERRIES instead of cranberries LOL


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Fevvers
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Posted: 11/22/2012 11:29:15 PM
Ha! Too funny, Jenn!



supertoni
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Posted: 11/22/2012 11:36:25 PM
What a great idea, I might have to try it next year. For me, I am just going to make a thankful album, using all of my feed from instagram and facebook, but I love your idea.
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