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Jan 30, 2006

It's All in the Journaling

  • Create a lasting message by using only archival safe pens on your scrapped album pages.
  • Tired of pens running dry? Store dual-tip pens in a horizontal position to keep fresh ink on both points.
  • To get the most out of your journaling and capture memories that tell a great story, remember to use the 5 W's:  Who, What, When, Where and Why.
    • Who – who's in the photo, who took it and who else was present? As people change throughout our lives, especially children, it's important to document each one by name so the reader knows who they are looking at.
    • What – what is the photo all about? Describe what's happening.
    • When – when was the photograph taken? Give a specific date, including the year whenever possible.
    • Where – where is the event in your photo taking place?  The more background information you give the better.
    • Why – why did you use this photo? Does it show a special event like a wedding or a milestone birthday? Explain why it is so memorable.

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