Posts Tagged ‘appreciation album’

Preserve Your Personal or Family Legacy

December 5, 2008

photo-book-press-aye-bookIn my post, Best. Gift. Ever. I explained how to create a homemade Appreciation Album. I recently learned of a company that can actually publish such an album, as well as a personal or family history, in book form. While I prefer homemade Appreciation Albums, there is certainly a place for more professional looking options.

Photo Book Press in Minneapolis prints and binds hard-cover and soft-cover books that beautifully preserve and present your most cherished photographs, stories and memories. I met with one of the owners, Margaret Telfer, and was impressed by her passion for the business.

These books can take many forms—family history, reunion memento, personal memoir, wedding keepsake, loving tribute, vacation travelogue. Photo Book Press can scan your photos and even restore individual prints. photo-book-press-married-couple-book

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Best. Gift. Ever.

September 8, 2008

Two years ago, my mom, Sandy, and my daughter, Erin, each said that the present I put together for their birthday was the best gift they had ever received.

If you’re searching for that perfect gift for a loved one, I hope you give this a shot. It’s the ideal present for birthdays, holidays or just because.

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My mom reads her Appreciation Album

What is it? An Appreciation Album filled with letters from friends and loved ones telling the recipient how much he or she means to them.

Start by making a list of everyone who the recipient is or has been close to. Reach far back into the past and cast a wide net in the present. For both my mom and my daughter, I was able to collect around 50 letters.

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