Friday, November 26, 2010

An Introduction to Project Life

At the end of 2008, Becky Higgins promoted a new (to the scrapbooking world) idea in a kit called Project 365. The idea was to take one picture a day in 2009. The kit provided a place for storage and journalling.

For 2010, she followed up with another kit & idea dubbed Project Life. This kit offered more flexibility. It certainly worked for the picture a day format. But, this kit offered a medium that was only limited to the user's imagination.

For more information, check out Becky's blog.

After 2 years, I am preparing for a third year long project. They are a treasure. A look at all the changes that have taken place over the year. Some silly stories that have been documented to pass along to future generations. They include a glimpse into our life and the surroundings where we dwell and so much more.

I believe their is a tangible value in this type of project, even the mundane. Can you imagine having an album that was assembled by your grandmother's or mother's hands? What was her morning routine? Where was her favorite place in the house? Why was that crazy picture that hung over the sofa so important to her? What was her favorite activity? What were the silly things she did with her children that has become lost?

You do not need to be a traditional scrapbooker to leave these stories for your children. With a Project Life kit, all you need is a camera and a pen. Life takes care of the rest.

Ultimately, it won't just be your children who look at this project with amazement years later. Personally, I was completely convinced six months into Project 365. From time to time, each of my family members have pulled them out to browse through them.

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