It’s our tenth and final week of our generation gap series. We hope that you’ve enjoyed taking a wander down memory lane with our design team members and readers, and that we may have inspired you to think about approaching some of your own layouts in this way. A big thank you to those who have contributed, commented and enjoyed the series along with us.
In our tenth week we look at celebrations – birthdays, christmas and any other special occasions – what they were like ‘back then’ and what they’re like now.
Suz remembers her favourite childhood Christmas, the year Santa brought her a ‘wendy walker’ doll, and how she didn't’ know for sure when she first saw her that it was indeed a Christmas present. The Christmases of her childhood were more modest, less extravagant affairs than perhaps today, but no less magical! Suz has combined the beautiful Authentique ‘Wonder’ papers with Webster's ‘Home for the Holidays’ to create this pretty and nostalgic page. She has clustered embellishments either side of her journaling and photo for a streamlined embellished look.
Sue has used the All About Me range from Webster's Pages to create this page remembering how she celebrated birthday's as a child. Sue doesn't have lots of photos of herself as a child so she cherishes the few that she has. It's amazing though how much of a story one photo can tell. Sue vividly remembers the 'dolly ice-cream' cakes that she and her sister used to have to celebrate their birthdays.
This photo includes Sue's sister, two of her cousins that she grew up with and friends from school, most of which, continued onto year 12 with her. Looking at the photo, Sue can recall that she was wearing one of her favourite dresses! How funny! Sue's husband laughed at her fringe (and most of the other girls too) in the photo although he did tell her that the style is back in fashion now! Photos certainly do capture moments in time to be remembered forever.