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Unread 06-15-2016, 05:12 AM   #1
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Default 60th Wedding Anniversary

My parents will be celebrating this fall I have been debating doing a 60th album for them but how do you put that many years into a book?
any ideas of how to go about it?
Am considering breaking it down into categories like;
special anniversaries 25th, 40th, 50th
Children born to weddings & grandchildren
When I think of you mom (dad) I think of....
Activities- camping, golf , bowling, curling

Maybe I should consider just a video slide

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Unread 06-16-2016, 04:23 PM   #2
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Wow, good for them! I think your idea of milestones is a good one. And weddings and births too. I might leave out the activities and save those for the slideshow. (Are you doing both? Can you enlist family help?) Have fun, and please share. I'd love to see what you do!
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Congrats to your parents! For my parents 50th, I sent out letters to their friends asking for pictures, notes etc of their favorite times or memories together with my parents. Had a great response. I put those together first in a scrapbook, then did birth, graduation, wedding pictures of the kids, birth and recent pictures of the grandkids, wedding and recent pictures of my parents. Actually the parents were first in the book, then the rest. Turned out great-my mom loved it-as did everyone else. I also took her box of wedding pictures and put them in a separate scrapbook for her, finally, as she did not have an album since they were married in 1929. She had many small collection of picture booklets and I put them all together for her.

Best of luck in your project. Lots of work, but the outcome is always so spectacular!
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Sorry, forgot to add to my above reply-we also did a slide show of everything else-fa,ily vacations, weddings, activities, friends, holidays. Everyone in the family contributed and my husband put it into a slideshow.

Video slideshows are always a huge hit.
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Thanks!
Really appreciate ideas.
Think doing both video and album makes the project more attainable
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Hi Doris - I also made a 50th anniversary scrapbook for my parents just last year. I did the same as jewels2...I sent letters to parents' friends and family members asking for cards, letters, pictures, etc. and used each one I got back to make a page for the album. I ended up with so many that I actually did two albums...one containing all well wishes from friends and one specifically of family memories. Some folks just sent cards and I didn't have photos to include so I made pocket pages to store the cards.

The family memories album started with a couple of pages capturing mom & dad's dating years and wedding. Following pages included a double page spread with all the houses they lived in since being married, family pets, trips, their 25th anniversary, a double page spread of me, my brother and sister. On the left page I included photos of each of us from baby to recent and on the right page I did each of us with our family (husband, wife, kids). Then, I did a couple pages of grandkids. I decorated the last page as 50th anniversary but left it blank so they could insert a photo of their special dinner celebration.

Oh, and a fun thing to include...you can request a special greeting from the White House. I did it as a joke (my parents don't like Obama). I also wrote and requested one from George W. Bush. I got a lovely e-mail response from GW's office within an hour and a beautiful personalized letter within a week. The letter I got from current administration was a canned, form letter. Not personal at all. Either way, it was a fun, unexpected addition to the scrapbook.

Good Luck Doris and congratulations to your parents on such an admirable accomplishment!
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I planed my own, and one thing i used was photo's thru the years as part of the center piece on the tables. My center piece was pots of Daisy as they were my flowers of choice for our wedding. I also used Gold bows on the pots. My favors were bags of gold covered chocolate coins. I was able to display my wedding dress and our pictures from our wedding. This was our fiftieth.
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I planed my own, and one thing i used was photo's thru the years as part of the center piece on the tables. My center piece was pots of Daisy as they were my flowers of choice for our wedding. I also used Gold bows on the pots. My favors were bags of gold covered chocolate coins. I was able to display my wedding dress and our pictures from our wedding. This was our fiftieth.
Congratulations on 50 years!
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Jacqueline those are really good ideas, thanks!
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