"Storybooking" is the process of combining pictures with words. Become the heritage maker in your family by helping relatives discover your family story. Learn how to create a book with pictures of families combined with your family history stories.
Wondering how to build a strong family and strengthen family relationships? Try storybooking! It can identify ancestral role models, document family heritage and create a family legacy.
When I discovered how to create a book - a one-of-a-kind, personalized, hard cover storybook – I was estatic! I instantly recognized that storybooking with Heritage Makers could help bridge the generation gap and began building a family history library for my kids.
Not only that, but forget scrapbook shopping! With online photo book software I began scrapbooking our current family heritage by making personalized photo books. If you haven’t heard me say it yet, you will now – I love what I do!
All families have stories. And our family stories, as author Elizabeth Stone says, fasten our identities in place.
They define our traditions and values. Whether we like it or not, we are shaped by them, as our stories give us clues to our family’s organization and define family attributes and culture.
When we identify our family rituals and our family routines, we demonstrate how families work. And –
Discover Your Family Story
Wondering how to identify or discover your family story? Ask questions! The family reunion provides the perfect opportunity to question relatives you might not get to talk to on a regular basis.
Establish a few interview questions or interesting conversation topics ahead of time and then seek out the oldest generation.
Heritage Makers, my all-time favorite personal publishing company, encourages us to keep family stories alive by creating "cornerstone" books. They are the four most important stories in each of our lives –
But the cornerstone series is just the beginning. There are so many other meaningful ways to take advantages of the storybooking concept. For example, you could:
Storybooking Enriches the Family
The personalized photo books that I’ve created with Heritage Makers’ online digital scrapbook software called "Studio," are definitely family favorites.
I’ve watched the books help build self esteem in the reader and teach family values. It’s fascinating when current family members identify with ancestral role models!
You are invited to create an account and start creating your own storybooks, playing cards, family reunion games and other projects! Simply go here and look for the "sign up" link in the upper right corner.
The tutorials will help you get started and you're also welcome to contact me any time if you need help or want to learn how to pre-purchase your projects at wholesale prices. I love helping people with their photo projects!
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