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Count Down to July -- Kindred Connections #015
February 10, 2010

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A note from ME

  • quote of the month

  • count down to July

Recent website additions

  • family reunion cruises

  • updated name tag template

  • family reunion planning timeline

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Editor’s note

{Some of what I've been up to...}

Every once in a while I run into these especially poignant quotes or sayings that hit me over the head. Here's the most recent -

"To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe."
- Anatole France

Don't you think that we all have to act, dream, plan and believe in having a great family?? Strong and healthy family relationships take WORK - they don't just happen automatically.

If you've ever planned (or attended) a family reunion, you know exactly what I'm talking about! {wink}

Speaking of work...

Most family reunions are held in July. And, if yours is in July (like mine) and you aren't well on your way to planning a great family gathering, it's time to kick it into high gear (like I need to)!

By this time you should already have:

  • set a date
  • reserved a location
  • outlined an initial cost estimate
  • prepared an invitation list


  • announced the reunion to your family

Next, it's time to:

  • finalize the budget and decide how expenses will be paid for
  • determine activities and/or entertainment
  • think through the food plan

A planning timeline with more detail and information is available on the website.

Besides planning my own family's reunion, chasing after my kids and cooking for the family, I also recently learned all about the in's and out's of planning a family reunion cruise. Did you know that if you're the reunion planner or the person representing the group, that you could get your cruise for free??

I've also been working on a new web site! After discovering Heritage Makers and all of the amazing family bonding activities that you can create with its easy-to-use online software, I got so excited to share that I decided a new website was in order! It's called and I invite you to check it out. Right now it's just bare-bones but I have more ideas than I can keep up with!

As always, I welcome your comments and feedback - simply reply to this email.

{Add meaning. Make memories.}

Recent website additions

Family Reunion Cruises

Family reunion cruises offer something for everyone. Group cruise travel creates limitless ideas for a family reunion with many activities. A cruise travel specialist can find the best family cruise.

Updated Nametag Template

Printable name tags for the family reunion available for free! Always choose a name tag that compliments the general look and feel of your special event.

Don't get behind!

This planning timeline will help you stay on track. It's a comprehensive task list of things that need to get done before the reunion... a checklist for event planning will guide you from start to finish.

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