Christmas Stories

https://videopress.com/embed/iJqfbY7M?hd=0&autoPlay=0&permalink=0&loop=0 Who remembers the Christmas Tour of Blogs from 2008? What a delightful way to share the things that made Christmas so special for each of us. This weekend I’m decorating the house and as I unpack the decorations, it’s not surprising that each item has a story behind it. It dawned on me that if I don’t document those stories…

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Christmas Stories

Who remembers the Christmas Tour of Blogs from 2008? What a delightful way to share the things that made Christmas so special for each of us. This weekend I’m decorating the house and as I unpack the decorations, it’s not surprising that each item has a story behind it. It dawned on me that if I don’t document those stories now, who will know why they are so special after I’m gone. I have enough storyless family treasures as it is.

It’s going to take longer to decorate this year. As I pull out special decorations and ornaments, I’m using my Day One app on my phone to photograph them and add text describing where they came from and why they are so special. I’ll make sure that when they get passed on, their stories will go with them.

 

Day One – Putting Tags to Work

Put tags to work in your journal to repurpose your stories into creative projects … http://wp.me/pUz7q-4rL

Tags are amazing things. They add descriptive keywords to photos, blog posts and notes making it easy to find information when we need it. They make it easier for research cousins to discover us through our family histories. And, they can turn journaling platforms such as Day One [Mac – $9.99, iOS – $4.99] into travel journals, baby books, household inventories and more. When adding content in…

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