Croptoberfest – Life is Great!
Croptoberfest is such an excellent time to gather your customers for a fun and productive experience. I want to share an idea I am using to help attendees capture meaningful stories no matter what album project they are working on.
The answer is a Life is Great album ! We always think we’ll remember the wonderful gifts in our lives. But it’s so easy to forget. It’s human – we’re forgetful beings! But an album containing answers to the Life is Great questions can be a blessed tool in the fight against forgetfulness. When your customers take the time to answer these questions they will create a gold mine of never-to-be-forgotten stories that tell the world who they are and what they value.
One of the handouts included in the resources for Croptoberfest contains the questions for creating a Life is Great album. Often people don’t do journaling because they don’t know what to say, so share this handout to help spark their journaling creativity.
Remember, “A birth certificate shows that you were born. A death certificate shows you died. A photo album shows that you lived.” And by helping your customers weave the answers to these questions into their album project, the world will know that they lived and that they lived well.
Once this album is completed, it will be “the one” to read on a regular basis. Looking back on pages highlighting the kids’ birthday celebrations is great, but this is an album with a purpose – to be a regular reminder of all we have to be grateful for.
Also, remind your customers to keep this album somewhere easily accessible like the living room coffee table or the bedroom nightstand. Pull it out for dinner conversations or flip through it at bedtime.
I can’t wait to hear about your Crobtoberfest event and the stories that are captured when people focus on THEIR GREAT LIFE.
The attached images are from a Life is Great album I created. Every double-page spread is the same: photos on one side and journaling on the other. I typed my long stories for the full pages and used my own handwriting for journaling near the photos. The opening page is a collage of photos that spans five decades. This is by far one of my most cherished albums.
– Rhonda Anderson, Ambassador for Our Memories for Life