I had so much fun with this one.
With the idea that Christmas is coming and I am so driven by efficiency, I opted to give up the edgy “cool” idea and go for nostalgia. Sigh… teacher called it “cheesey”. Sometimes you just want to give up. However… it meets my needs beautifully and right now, that is what counts!
Target audience: my family – with a few adjustments this will eventually house a collection of digitized old photos and be gifted to each sibling and Mom.
Theme: a commemoration to our family and to our father who passed away 13 years ago.
Every detail was attended to:
- Christmas cd – it will be a family album and Christmas gift.
- “Band” – THE Shepherd’s Children is a double reference to Christ and to my father who not only raised sheep, but was a pastor in his later years.
- My siblings and I are the band. The grandkids are the “Chorus”.
- A multitude of tiny details have significance to the family or just me.
- Each photo is one I have taken around the farm over the past 30 years except for the one of my brothers on the back (taken in TN). Even the pine tree branches is one I took on the farm for photography class last quarter.
- Inside the booklet, there is the Irish Garvin coat of arms in the lower right corner.
Update 11/24: A week later it came back to me with a 95% and the feedback that I have the spine text on the wrong direction. Not sure how I missed that! So in spite of the “cheesey” comment, the teacher still gave me a good grade and the “cheesey” has become a joke between us. Trust me… I won’t be forgetting that and I won’t let him either!
The front cover/booklet opens up to the following pages: