I do not think I have included a formal introduction page on any album I’ve done. Honestly, it really never occurred to me since most of my albums are either from a vacation or a special event. My general albums are arranged chronologically, at least until 2007 when I fell off the bandwagon and now I just stack layouts into albums haphazardly…but that is another blog post. anyway I thought it might be a nice introduction to talk about why I make these albums, so Inspired by Ali, I made up a “why” page. I made this page digitally using Christmas themed digital paper for the background, then lowering the opacity by about 50% so its faint in the background. I used Remington Noiseless as my font and made it bold to stand out. It was looking a little plain so I added a bit of Christmas washi tape and a “joy” button. The finished page is on the right in this photo, it will be the back of the title page for the album.
The text reads:
We record the holidays:
To stop time even for just the instant it takes to record an image. That moment will never come again, but we can relive it over and over as an image.
To honor the past as we trim the tree, we talk about the ornaments we have, where we got them, who gave them to us, the family stories come alive. At gatherings, we share stories and old traditions and start new traditions.
To dream of the future this time of year gives us pause to reflect and dream about what we can make manifest in our lives for the coming year. Because time goes far far too quickly and we want to remember every little detail.
Happy Thanksgiving and Merry Christmas 2014
I like it.
You can learn more about Ali (an awesome person and inspiring memory keeper) and her December Daily project HERE on her blog.