Can you imagine having something resembling a Project Life album from when you were a kid? My girls are too young to actively participate in recording their own memories, but I will definitely be encouraging it as they get bigger. In the meantime, I'm spreading the word in other ways.
Earlier this month, my niece Annie turned 10. She's sensitive, creative and into taking photos and videos with her iTouch. When it came to her birthday gift, I knew exactly what I wanted to get. A Project Life Childhood Kit!
What 10-year-old doesn't like talking about themselves, really? The cards in the kit include prompts like favorite clothes, future plans and handwriting samples. It reminds me of those notes we used to pass around in school that were like a personal quiz. Fave tv show? Chocolate or vanilla? Who didn't love doing those?
I bought Annie the Mayfield Edition because I knew she'd like the bright, girly theme. There are enough cards in this Mini Kit to document an entire year's worth of childhood memories. Ten 4x6 Title Cards, ten 4x6 Journaling Cards and eighty 3x4 Journaling Cards with Prompts for school and childhood years.
To introduce her to the kit, I made a little video showing her one of my albums and explaining how nice it is to look back at everything you save. I gave her suggestions of items she could include besides photos. Drawings, notes from friends, school work, magazine clippings of favorite stars.
I also gave her a Project Life Mini Album in the coordinating Cherry. The album size is 10.5x9.25. A perfect, manageable size for anyone to get started. There are twenty pages with eighty 3x4 vertical pockets and eighty 4x6 horizontal pockets.
The gift opening report from my sister was that Annie's eyes were saucers and she was grinning ear to ear. How cute is her thank you note? (I'm Aunt CC to my nieces and nephews, by the way.) I told Annie on the phone that I'll post some of her album here on the blog one day. I can't wait!
Have you introduced the kids in your life to scrapbooking or Project Life? How'd it go?