Encouraging Letter Writing with Personalize Note Cards

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Byrons BotsI found this adorable art collection in my Heritage Makers studio and couldn’t wait to use it. It’s called Bryan’s Bots and it has the cutest artwork of robots. It sparked the creative idea of making note cards for my great-nieces and nephews. I mean – who writes letters anymore? I had many pen pals when I was young and it was always fun to find the envelope with my name on it in the mailbox.

So I made various sets of cards – not all off them had the robots. My niece Ava is a little older and into sports – so her’s had a school and sports theme. I packaged them up in cute little boxes and sent them off. I encouraged them to write to their cousins, grandparents and friends. Because just like this little robot – finding that surprise letter in your mailbox is always fun!

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Holiday Specials and Deadlines

The holidays are right around the corner and we have some wonderful specials coming up!  Note the upcoming deadlines and great discounts through out the season on

  • Storybooks
  • Hand Bags
  • Greeting Cards
  • Mugs
  • Ornaments
  • Magnets
  • Canvases
  • Wood Prints
  • Metal Prints
  • Calendars
  • Note Pads
  • 11×14 Prints
2015 Christmas specials and deadlines

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My 2014 Family Vacation Book

Another fun family vacation is “in the books.” I finished up our 2014 book a couple weeks prior to out 2015 vacation. So I published and sent my family members each a copy with the intent of building excitement for this year’s week in Ludington.

You see, as I was creating the book I couldn’t stop smiling as I looked at all the great photos and memories of the previous year. I wanted to spread the anticipation of another great time together as family. Take a look and see what I mean – don’t you just love all those smiling faces. Check out how we used the beach ball as a prop in the later pages.

A big thank you goes out to my niece, Erin Kirkpatrick, and my nephew, Nathan Roberson, for providing most of the photos.

2014 vacation book

Click on image to view a low resolution copy of the book. The printed book is high quality and clear.

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Register for our Fall Crop and Craft Weekend Now

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Fall Spectacular Crop and Craft Weekend
When: October 16-18, 2015
Friday Noon to Sunday 3 p.m.
Creative Passions 3 in Chesaning, MI
Cost: $130

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  • Crafting Table
  • Sleeping accommodations for 2 nights
  • Meals – Friday dinner, Saturday, all 3 meals, and Sunday breakfast
  • Treats and snacks (You may also bring personal snacks or snacks to share.)
We will present Heritage Makers Digital scrapbooking to those interested. We will also have on hand  “Our Memories for Life” traditional products, part of our Youngevity line of products.
If you are interested in a massage or pedicure.  Appointments can be made ahead of time with Creative Passions. Payment for those services will be at the time of service.
Lynn Zeddies
378 Frank Rd.
Frankenmuth, MI 48734
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Hosted by Heritage Makers Independent Consultants
Patricia Glass & Lynn Zeddies
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My 2014 Family Yearbook

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I’m feeling caught up! I have finished my 2014 Family Yearbook. Besides adding screen shots of some Facebook messages, I also added a page with our favorite TV shows. I figured it would be fun to look back and see what we were watching during this time. Actually – when we downsized, we got rid of our TV. So we are very intentional about what we watch and then we watch it online. Not only saves on a cable bill, but it provides additional time for me to finish my Heritage Makers projects. Yippee!

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Saving Facebook and Text Conversations for Yearbooks

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Low Resolution Preview – Photos and text in the printed version are crisp and clear.

So I finally finished my 2013 yearbook! A little late – but done! It was a year of memorable endings and beginnings – hence the name of the book. I think it captured our year well.

One of the things I did differently was to take advantage of the posts on my Facebook page. I also included a text conversation I had with my daughter about her Halloween costume.

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Two Tips for Organizing Your Yearbook Content

Happy New Year!

Are you used to writing 2015 yet? Seems like as soon as I get used to writing 2014 – it becomes 2015! Time seems to go by faster with each new year. I’m still working on my 2013 yearbook – and now it is time start capturing 2015.

1. File photos by date.

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Holiday Photo and Story Prompts

616668_70104948Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah

Are you ready for the Holidays? I’m just about done with my shopping and I’m preparing for a trip to Chicago where we will spend Christmas with my daughter, Cora. I’m looking forward to seeing her and enjoy the holiday sights and sounds of the city. It will definitely be a different Christmas for us, away from home and attending Christmas Eve services at a church other than our own. But I’m excited to celebrate in a different way this year and hoping to capture it all to include in my 2014 yearbook.

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