29 August 2014

A Birth Certificate shows you were born, a Death certificate shows you have died, however a Photo Album shows how you have lived!

Recently {well about a month ago} I had an encounter with a lady who was looking to swap with another consultant so she could make her minimum. I offered to swap with her but she said she was not interested and would just buy from herself. 

She told me that she just doesn't have time to scrapbook. Scrapbooking doesn't have to be time consuming or expensive. My view is, if you really want to preserve your families memories and stories, then you will. You won't make excuses as to why you can't but you will find the will to get it done. 

I am passionate about what I do because I really don't have anything from my childhood. I have first hand experience with not being able to pull a baby picture out to share.  My mother and I haven't spoken in years and will probably never speak. All the pictures she has (had) are lost to me.  I see what having completed albums has done for my kids. I see how their friends, who have nothing, wish all the time that they had the same thing. 

For me scrapbooking isn't about being artsy (although I do like it at times). It is about preserving the photos and stories. Each person has to decide how best they want to that. If you just aren't creative well guess what, there is a program called Picture My Life and it was designed for the people who want the albums, don't have a lot of time and don't want to get all creative. 

I have helped friends get albums completed without breaking the piggy bank, without them having to do much work at all.  I love making pages, traditionally and digitally. I love being able to had a completed album to someone, seeing how happy they are to have such a treasure.  

What legacy do you want to leave behind? How do you want to be remember? It all comes down to one thing, do you really want to preserve the photos, stories and memories you claim to cherish?