Monday, April 5, 2010

Dear descendant, I can explain...

Have you ever read or heard about the story of one of your ancestor and wonder why he/she made a certain decision?
Why did great grandpa Bob leave his wife and his 7 children? Why did your 3rd great grandma give up one of her children? Why...? Was great grand aunt Betsy really crazy?
Well, one day you are going to be an ancestor too, and unless you take the time now to "explain" you will have a bunch of descendants that will be pretty confused about that one event in your life that is not exactly "normal".
You can write as little or as much as you want, what really matters is that your descendants will know that you thought of them, and tried to help them understand.
You can write it in a secret diary, you can make a book about the story of your life, or just particular events, whatever you choose, just try to put yourself in your grandchildren, great grandchildren' shoes and tell them as much as it is comfortable for you, but at the same time is reassuring for them.
Also, you might be surprised to know that not all of your descendants might believe in what you believe. Wouldn't you like for them to know more about your faith?
There are stories that I hear from my family about things my grandma might have done, and my great grandma also, and I keep wondering if they are true, and if so, why?
Unless I find a secret diary somewhere, I think I will never know the answer in this life.
I don't want my descendants to feel the same way I feel regarding the stories of my ancestors, and this is one of the reasons why I try to write down thoughts and feelings, and when time allows it, put together stories of part of my life, like I did with the book on how I met my husband, and the one regarding my testimony.

If you haven't started yet, I encourage you to start writing your stories, label your pictures, even better connect the story to the pictures as soon as you can.
You are really the only one who can "explain"

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Easter family tree game

On Easter Sunday, how about making the egg hunt a little more meaningful?
You can fill the eggs not only with candy and money, but with pieces of the magnetic family tree game!
You can make your own rules, or follow mine:

Find the couple 1 point
Find the family group 3 points
Find one complete generation ( 2 x # of people in that generation) points
i.e: in the 3rd generation, you have 2 sets of grandparents= 4 people x2= 8 points

When the whole family tree is completed, each child will have a prize according to the points they accrued, and the whole family celebrates with ice cream or any traditional Easter dessert.
At my house, we are going to have pastiera!
This  game will be another way to get your family, especially your children a little more involved in genealogy and family history!
Make it fun, and you'll get more fans!^_^
Happy Easter everybody!!!

Thursday, April 1, 2010

April host rewards and gifts

If you are like me, you like high quality products, but at the same time, you would like them better if you could have them for free or at a very discounted price!

I love the host rewards programs because it allows me to do just this. Most of the products I have published were either free or  so discounted I could not miss that opportunity!

This month's host reward is just what you are looking for!
Check out the flier:
and then contact me  to schedule a workshop with me!
Your friends will get a free 12x12 scrapbook page credit coupon just for being there!
Remember, workshops can be in person, or virtual, they can be with even just one person(you) or as many as you would like, or you could also schedule a simple Studio demonstration either in person or online.

Early publishing special!

It’s no joke! Heritage Makers is having a HUGE publishing special! All you have to do is publish any Heritage Makers project and you’ll instantly save 20% off shipping! From now until April 15th, you can publish your Mother’s Day gifts, graduation presents, or that special “just because” project you’ve been creating. You can save 20% off shipping on any Heritage Makers project*, including storybooks, greeting cards, gallery-wrapped canvases, wire-bound books, and posters.
Don’t delay! Publish your Heritage Makers project today to save!
*Offer doesn’t apply to direct ship.
Contact me ASAP if you need to buy your publishing credits to get the best deals, and check the pick of the month!!

What are you going to give your mom? Look at the pick of the month!

Mother's day is right around the corner, so now is the time to think to a gift that will really make her feel special, not only that day, but everyday!
Heritage Makers comes to the rescue with some great offers on products that are sure to touch her heart:
Photo necklace
20x20 Canvas
.. and they all come with a free card!
Give a look at the flier to see with your own eyes!
You need to contact me by the end of the month to get these great specials, so hurry!
And if you publish before April 15th, you get a great discount on shipping!



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