Grandma’s Legacy Photo Book

Reta's Legacy Book
pages from Reta's Legacy Book

Here we show four pages from the Reta’s Legacy Book made for my Grandma Reta Washnok. Created at my Leave A Legacy studio in Denver.

Reta was about to celebrate her 95th birthday and I thought it would be nice to create a “Legacy” project for her.  I asked all the aunts, uncles and cousins to contribute photos and captions for a special project for her.  About 700 photos were contributed.  It was quite a chore to organize them from all the different sources and keep their captions with them. Once I organized them all on the computer it was pretty simple to create the book (about 140 pages). I also created a DVD slideshow with the photos so that they could play it at her big party.   I used a photo of her with some of her flowers to decorate the front of the disk.  I attached the DVD to the inside of the back cover of her book.

It turned out to be quite a project but an invaluable one as well. I made additional copies of the book for her to give to her children.

It is a challenge for me to do any work at my studios for my own family but I squeezed it out between deadlines this time.

Note that the happy little baby in the red dress is me….Marsha (Washnok) Knackstedt…from just a few years ago.