Memory in a box

I was so thrilled recently when I ran across some old photos, that I had seen long ago.. but did not have copies of.  I thought this shadowbox would been fun to make a little memory box out of with one of these photos.  I wasn’t sure “what event” these photos where taken at..but I knew it was probably someones Anniversary celebration.   My Grandparents, Great Grandparents, and most of my Aunts and Uncles lived in South Dakota, where my parents were originally from. We lived in Nebraska, but always drove the 200 plus miles for special events and visits with family there. This was obviously one of those special visits.

The photo is of my Great Grandma , Grandma , mom and I.  ( I’m sure I thought I was “styl’n with that floral headband) lol

I used the Dimestore Vogue Paper Sheets and Tags for Creating this Shadowbox.

I had a hard time getting a good photo without a glare on the glass, so I took a couple of photos , so hopefully you can see the top and the bottom of the set up in the shadowbox.

I used the “Linen” Tinted Tape for the edges of my shadowbox

As I dug further into the photos…the mystery was solved. I  found this photo of my Grandparents standing by a Anniversary cake, and I see that my Grandma is wearing the same dress as in the “Generation” photos above. So it’s obviously the same day.

I can figure out what year by my age in the photo.  So now I know.  This is a reminder to me , just how important it is for us to document the people, place and date for our photos.  I am trying to do a better job of this than I used to. I see just how important it can be as the years go by.   

I love photos! They can just ” capture a moment” in our past. They can take us back..and  help us remember.. the everyday things, …and..the special events in our lives.   I cherish these photos, and am so glad to be able to preserve them with the help of these nostalgic papers

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One Response to Memory in a box

  1. Great post, Vicki. I agree with you about keeping records – it’s so easy to let that go, but so important later on. Love your shadowbox.

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