We often just jot down the date and place of the photo, or 1 to sentences about the event taking place or better still we take the easy way out and don’t even bother with the journaling!
But truth be told …. We’re missing the point if we think we’re preserving memories for our loved ones. Years from now when your children and other family & friends look through the many albums of layouts that you’ve created they will wonder what really happened during that vacation, or “how old was I in that picture?” Now’s the time to write it down, share your feelings & emotions, share the detailed stories and funny things your kids say on your layouts because 5-10 years from now you won’t remember.
Now you don’t have to be an amazing writer you just need to let you heart speak. Start small if this is a big jump in your creative journey. Make some point form notes/idea first and then build on that. Write your thoughts on a piece of paper that can be hidden on your layout behind a photo or tucked in an envelope. You’ll be surprised at how quickly your thoughts will come together.Here are some pages that a few of our DT have created and each one highlights the journaling in a different way.