We Love Knowing Someone Cares
Imagine that someone you love receives a gift from you.
Immediately, they're filled with the warmth that comes
from knowing you thought of them.
As they open your gift, they see that it's a beautiful photo
book dedicated to them. Imagine how touched they'll feel!
They open the book and read the first page. It has photos and
a story that's all about special times you've spent together, or
a special event that you've captured in words and pictures. They
realize that you've gathered those memories like a rare bouquet of flowers.
Every page is thick, lustrous, and professionally printed. It's
a book made to last. It's not your ordinary gift; it's a testament
to how much you care.
You may say, "So what is the Lasting Story blog for? And
how do I write a story? I don't know where to start!!"
This blog is designed to help you tell your story. I also
invite you to email me at with any
questions, and I'll be happy to answer them! My goal is to make
it as easy and fun as possible.
Each blog entry explains storytelling in one of three ways:
- Giving examples of how to approach different kinds of Lasting Story Photo Books (e.g., Heritage, Birthday, Travel)
- Telling stories about my own life to give you a feel for how to write about yours.
- Giving you a Behind the Scenes look at how I design a Lasting Story Photo Book.
You've made it this far. Here's to your lasting story!
For some reason, everything that happened that evening is stamped on my memory: Shelling the shrimp Barbara brought, setting a strip of aluminum on a hot grill, and grilling the shrimp while drizzling it with garlic butter.
I feel like a traitor to the Midwest writing this, but I don't like Winter.
Whenever my kids had a birthday coming up, my aunt would find out what they wanted, and finding those gifts became her mission in life.
My Mom loved to dance, and was super good at it. But after marrying my Dad, she had to dance by herself
I included it in his Travel Book because astronomy has been a hobby of my husband's since high school.
Suddenly, I heard a long, deafening horn blast coming from our starboard side! An enormous container ship loomed directly above our tiny sailboat.
Mom and I also loved Broadway shows, and she started taking piano lessons when she was 65.
this cameo survived World Wars I and II, the Great Depression, and decades more...
One story I'll definitely include in his Lasting Story birthday book is this one. And I'll preface it by saying that my husband's sentimental side makes me fall in love with him all over again.
We ran into some gigantic granite rocks that we had to hop over like billy goats! I have no idea how hikers climb over some of those babies.
I can tell you from first hand experience that having a tiny stone in your engagement ring doesn't doom your marriage to failure.
Weddings are a special occasion where love and emotion are in the air. The bride and groom's happiness is tangible, and they can also preselect photos for their album that best capture the celebratory mood.
Having good friends is a little like having a good marriage - they know all your quirks, they let you vent, and they know that your wedding ceremony only lasted three minutes.
Isn't it strange how acquaintances who pass through your life can have a lasting impact on it?
Imagine that you're writing a lasting story about your Mom. What were the little things she did that still stick with you today?