Last week’s little big legacy saw a mountain of lovely ideas and reflections on creating tooth fairy magic. This week I want to think about catching memories and I have a lovely prize which should help you do just that.
My mum had a brilliant way to capture family memories. On family holidays we kept a family diary and detailed all our adventures. It came back to haunt me on my wedding day, when in the father of the bride’s speech, my Dad read out sections and shared my collection of squashed mosquitoes. Here’s the head desk moment:
Dad being Dad, it soon left behind embarrassment and became a wonderful, funny and heartfelt speech. The holiday diaries are a treasured reminder of family adventures and my childhood. I love the mix of real handwriting, drawings, artefacts, even despite my belief in animal rights, the squashed mosquitoes. Now I encourage my children to do one too, they’re not at the writing stage, but like their mother, they do enjoy gluing inanimate objects into a scrapbook.
But we’re also firmly part of the digital generation and as a 21st century family we love making photo collages and films documenting our lives. Film and photo collages particularly appeal to me as a way to splice memories together.
So tell me, what do you do to keep family memories together? On or offline! Comment and win!
This week I have fab prizes, 3 lucky winners can choose Magix video or photo editing software to make even more of their family memories. There’s a gap in the market for decent software that’s a jump up from free packages but without the price tag of professional desk top publishing or film editing packages, Magix have filled that gap.
Xara Photo & Graphic Designer 7 – creative photo editing (69.99)
The all-in-one solution for image editing, illustration and desktop publishing (DTP) combines an intuitive user interface with a range of innovative real-time tools.
MAGIX Movie Edit Pro MX Plus – The video editor (79.99)
MAGIX Movie Edit Pro MX Plus (version 18), the next generation of video editing: faster, better and even more powerful – in each and every way.
Just follow the instructions in the rafflecopter, the minimum you need to do is comment, but there are more options should you want more entries. Competition closes Wednesday 14th March. UK entries only.
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Now what you waiting for, go make some more memories!
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