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Things Change -- Kindred Connections #022
January 28, 2014

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Kindred Connections Issue #22
January 28, 2014
Subscribers: 5470

Dear Family Reunion Friends,

What’s that old saying? "The more things change, the more they stay the same."

And isn't that the truth! We're all too busy and time flies faster with each passing day.

But family bonds remain, oh, so important. Might I dare suggest that our family relationships are THE most important aspect in life? After all, as another favorite quote states,

"The most important things in life aren't things."

I think about you – my fellow family reunion planners – virtually every single day. I like to imagine us linked together throughout the world, working together to make our individual families stronger and happier. Like I said on Facebook this morning – YOU make a difference!

I’ve always said that gathering family together is difficult. You will never be able to please everyone. Money will always be an issue with someone. Some people will never get along. And there will always be things that you wish you could do differently.

But keep pressing forward. Keep trying!

And if you’re passing the hat or advising other family members in any capacity, let’s keep reminding them together of the very most important factors in family reunion planning

  1. Start early!

  2. Determine (and announce) the date 18-24 months in advance

  3. Make reservations at your chosen location as soon as possible

There have been LOTS of updates on the website since you've last heard from me. A few of the highlights include -

  • Planning & Printing Family Reunion Memories FREE E-COURSE – This 3-day e-course is for anyone interested in, curious about or has had had experience with digital personal publishing. The course takes a unique perspective on the family reunion planning process by focusing on printed materials for each over-simplistic planning phase: before, during and after.

  • Congratulations to the families who are already announcing and planning family reunions for 2015!

  • Games continue to be a family reunion staple. Not only do group games make fun family reunion activities, they work well as ice breakers and can help cover awkward moments. I love the "When I was a kid…" guessing game submitted by a site reader.

  • Food brings people together and continues to be a central part of family reunion. I was recently interviewed for a cookbook that is scheduled to hit book shelves this March and am proud to announce that my recipe for Chicken Pita Pockets will be included in that book.

I invite you to the website to see many other changes and additions.

And, as always, until next time, I wish you much continued family reunion SUCCESS!
Family Reunion Guru, Photo Junkie and Heritage Maker!
{Add meaning. Make memories.}

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