Being known as a documenter of life's details, the notes that Dad used for his speech at our engagement party were passed onto me. About two years ago.
A Story Starter from Simple Scrapper's February membership collection - the theme for this month is Quotable - gave me to motivation to finally get these notes recorded on a scrapbook page.
With only a paper copy of the speech notes I decided against recreating them digitally, either by photographing or retyping, and instead designed the layout around their size. I've used a bright patterned paper from the Maggie Holmes Shine paper pad as a background and included a couple of small photos in support, but the words - Dad's words, with probably some input from Mum - really are the feature of this page.
Two years on, I'd already forgotten the detail of much of Dad's speech. (Being pleased Mike had no existing football allegiances is the notable exception, as that part I remembered!) Having these notes, being able to read them and be reminded of the love and support, both now and in the future, just makes me happy. This is why I scrapbook.
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