a week in the life

Saturday, April 17, 2010

I've mentioned my love of P365 before.  But I'm not sure I explained why it is so amazing to me.

Imagine if your mother (or grandmother!) had an album that showed a photo of her every day activities for a year.  How treasured would that album be?

I don't have that album, but I can create one for my child.  Someday I hope he'll treasure it like I think I would.

It's a daunting task, taking a photo a day.  So I'd like to propose a different approach that may give you that same gift for future generations, without as much time invested.

Ali Edwards (do I talk enough about my love for her?) documents a week in her life every year.  This is her everyday life - her routines, mundane tasks, everything.  How cool would it be to have this from your parents' lives when you were young (or even better, before you were born!)?

Page by Ali Edwards

It consists of a handful of photos of your every day life, notes about the day, receipts and other little ephemera from the day, etc.  As Ali notes, you do NOT need to be a scrapbooker to complete this.  You need a camera and a photo album.  She uses a lot of divided page protectors (and sometimes even baseball card holders), which are great for this type of project.  We R Memory Keepers makes some great ones in various sizes and layouts. 

Page by Ali Edwards

Find more basic information about the "Week in The Life" concept from Ali's post earlier this week.  Or check out her blog next week for her updates.  She's documenting April 19-25. 

I would love to hear about your "Week In the Life".  I'm making it my goal to document one before the end of 2010, and I challenge you to as well.  I'd love to see your results!

Mom, if you are reading this, we need to make sure to talk about your childhood this weekend.  I LOVE hearing stories about the past from you and Dad and I don't think we talk about that enough!  Maybe we can find a fun way to document them!

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