Sunday, August 21, 2016

Kids Family Tree Book

 So I had the coolest experience when I originally created this book about 4 years ago.  I had been really wanting to find a way to get my kids engaged with their family tree, but they were 5 & 3--how . . . . ??

Then came one late night after attending a genealogy conference.  I was struggling to sleep when the words to almost an entire poem just started coming together in my head, totally unsolicited (at least at that moment).  The poem was what I ended up putting together into a book for the kids.

videoThe gathering took some time, getting all the grandparents' input and all the photos together, but I used a program called Mixbook, and everything came together pretty slick.  I ordered it and got it delivered in the mail a short time later.

When it came, I had a picnic with the kids and gave them the book as a present.

They've used it a lot.  Ella has kept it in her church bag and they use it as a quiet book at church---SUCCESS!!

BUT--Here I find myself 3 years later, with a third kid, and of course the book is now where to be found.  Since it's cheap enough, I just decided to update it and order a new one.  A few minutes of finding some pictures and too much time being ticky-tacky later, and--voila-- I ordered it.  It'll be here this weekend. Pretty slick!

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