Hi everyone! This morning as I was getting ready for work I was brainstorming how we could bless Melinda. I was thinking, if I was Melinda I would like to know something about the people who support me. What do you think about Melinda’s Backup Book where we can share basic information, pictures, and stories?
It would be in a scrapbook so I can put the pictures and information together with decorative touches. We could even have pockets for DVD’s if you have the ability to make a DVD to share with Melinda. Each person could have a front and back of a page. So that should give you some space to put a few pictures (you and Melinda, your family, your dog, your daughters drawing of Melinda, the last bee that stung you, etc.), some hand written notes, encouraging words and basic information.
Of course you would only list the information you felt comfortable sharing. I don’t think I need to mention that it would need to be clean, but just in case…if it is inappropriate it will be censored for Melinda’s benefit. I listed some ideas below if you need something to get you started, but it seems most of the people on here are more creative than I could ever dream of being…
Any siblings (younger or older):
Current Family Members:
Favorite Present you received:
Favorite Present you have given:
Favorite Place to Visit:
Favorite Weekend Activity:
Favorite Cartoon/TV Show to watch when you were a child:
Favorite way to spend a rainy day:
Smartest thing you have ever done:
Fun Family Story:
What do/did you want to be when you grow up?
What is the favorite part of your job?
What do you make sure you do every week/day?
Questions for you:
When would be a good time to have everything turned in? I am planning to go to one of the Christmas concerts in the worst case scenario I could always mail it.
Is this something anyone else is interested in doing?
EDIT: Ok, I have thought and prayed about this, I would like each person to have two 12 inch by 12 inch pages. If I can get everyone’s stuff by November 1st, we can get the Backup Book to Melinda by Thanksgiving. If things aren’t coming in as quickly, I will postpone it until December. You will not need to put the pages together, please send me your letters, photos (descriptions would be great too), DVD’s, whatever you come up with but no crazy stuff like locks of hair. Remember you only have two pages to share with Melinda about you…be honest and choose wisely.
Since this is scrapbook style here is some hopefully helpful information:
Handwriting your information on acid-free paper with acid-free markers will not fade with time (plus it is more personal)
Please don’t send me the only picture you have of your favorite grandma, you won’t get it back…make copies of the picture and send me the copy
When your pages are assembled they will have mattes, die cuts and designs added…each page will need to have some “empty space” so it doesn’t look cluttered
As long as everything goes as planned I will take pictures of each page and find some way for you to see what Melinda will receive.
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Camdenton, MO 65020