Creating family history crafts can be a great way to bring your family together. Sometimes I know I get so caught up in making the perfect project, that I forget why I am doing it. Today I want to talk about a very fun project I did with my daughter (Miss E) that was not perfect, but meant so much to us.
A couple of years ago we went to a family reunion, and we got our first Smash Books to take with us. If you are not familiar with these they are small scrapbooks that are intended to be used for a little bit of everything. They already have great decorative paper in them, so there is no need to worry about getting fancy. They are great for ticket stubs, maps, stickers and any other piece of ephemera you come across.
The nice thing about taking these to the reunion was we could collect bits and pieces along the way, and talk about our family history as we went along. These books are not so much about the photos and embellishments, as much as recording what was happening at the time. More like a journal.
We have purchased a couple more of these books, but my favorite one was still the one we centered on our family history. Miss E is working on another page she wants me to feature in my site 🙂 Stay tuned!