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    Super Member Deborahlees's Avatar
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    Just had another thought....what about a tree..."The family tree" and every one could sign their own leaf.....you could sign for those that can't. At the base of the tree would be your parents wedding picture and then from there up grows the tree. Each branch a sibling for the tree......

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    Since you said time was a factor, I would put their Wedding picture and their children on a smaller wallhanging size. I would put a solid light background on the back and bring Pigma pens for everyone to sign the back or write something etc. I did a photo album slip cover once with a picture on the front and all the rest plain fabric and brought Pigma pens for everyone to sign it. I filled the album with lots of old pictures and it was fun to look at all the old pictures and sign the fabric.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rrhaigh View Post
    i personally would want all the kids, grandkids and great grandkids in it. It is a tribute to them and i think should include everyone - their family history. Maybe do one picture with all the grandkids in it and another with all the great grandkids since you don't have room for individual pictures. Or do one picture per family - you with all your grandkids/great grandkids and one for each of your siblings famiy. However you feel best to include to everyone. How wonderful to be celebrating 70 years of marriage! Send us pictures when you are done!!!!!
    i think this is a great idea or i was thinking do the grands and greats on the back - do a two sided - wow 70 yrs - that is special

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deborahlees View Post
    Just had another thought....what about a tree..."The family tree" and every one could sign their own leaf.....you could sign for those that can't. At the base of the tree would be your parents wedding picture and then from there up grows the tree. Each branch a sibling for the tree......
    I agree with Deborahlees, every leaf would have a name on it. or maybe even a small picture of the person.

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    Thank you everyone for your ideas - its certainly given me alot to think about - will get busy with my pencil and paper - am rather liking the 'tree' idea but then I like the album idea as well - I can see my kitchen table is going to be covered in a zillion bits of paper before the end of the day!!!!

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    I can see your difficulty if some are out of touch, but perhaps you have older photos you could include (which would be how your parents remember them, I assume?)

    When I think family tree I dont think the one with the leaves- I imagine a diagram with the parents at the top, their children in a row below (oldest to youngest, left to right) and then next generation below, and so on.

    It does get tricky in modern families though, when you have divorces and so on, and sometimes if middle children have small families or no kids you can get a bit of a hole in your diagram, but I would play around with it. For someone who is really into genealogy, the tree thing is not specific enough about who fits in where, although it is certainly pretty.
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    Yes I do have some older photos of the missing grandkids (2 of them) all but two of my siblings have the same number of children, of the two one has none and the other has 6 lol!! MORE to think about!!!!
    Quote Originally Posted by noveltyjunkie View Post
    I can see your difficulty if some are out of touch, but perhaps you have older photos you could include (which would be how your parents remember them, I assume?)
    I would sketch out structuring it like an actual family tree as an option. Parents at the top, six blocks under that for you and your siblings and then branching out below (tends to look better if everyone has similar sized families though lol)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deborahlees View Post
    Why not do like family squares, with perhaps a group photo and then the names
    great idea there!

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    This is a great idea and would work since you don't have pictures of everyone.Plus it shows the progression of the family!

    Quote Originally Posted by Deborahlees View Post
    Just had another thought....what about a tree..."The family tree" and every one could sign their own leaf.....you could sign for those that can't. At the base of the tree would be your parents wedding picture and then from there up grows the tree. Each branch a sibling for the tree......
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