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« on: November 09, 2007 06:05:55 PM »

I made these shadow boxes to display on our guest book table at our wedding.  Each little tag represents a different generation of my husband's ancestors...


And my ancestors...

I love how these turned out.  They took me so long and I had the house taken over with tiny bits of paper forever.  There's a lot of personal touches in all the details of the collage that represents each of our family histories (such as the coat of arms of Nova Scotia, where my husband's mom's family is from).  The photo on the far left of the second collage is my great great grandmother in her nurse's uniform in 1826!
This was such a labour of love - I'm so happy to be able to show it off to all of you!

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And here's how they were displayed at our wedding reception:


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« Reply #1 on: November 09, 2007 06:10:34 PM »

They are amazing!! Great work and thanks for sharing!!
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« Reply #2 on: November 09, 2007 06:22:08 PM »

That's extremely cool!  If we have any family pictures prior to my great grandmother on either side, I'm not aware of them. 
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« Reply #3 on: November 09, 2007 06:30:06 PM »

"If we have any family pictures prior to my great grandmother on either side, I'm not aware of them."

I know - it was quite a chore trying to dig these up from different family members - but SO worth it.  One day our kids (when we have 'em) will be able to look at these pictures and see who they came from.
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« Reply #4 on: November 09, 2007 11:58:39 PM »

wow - they look great!
The funny thing is that last night I made a note to myself to do ATC's out of the family photos that arent' in books!  I was going to do scrapbooking, but I don't know if I'm really up for that.  Thanks to your pics, I feel it's definitely a project to put on my "yes, let's do that" list!

It's so cool that you have a pic from 1826!
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« Reply #5 on: November 10, 2007 05:06:39 AM »

I love these - what an amazing idea!!! And they all match together!
What a priceless gift for your children in the future!!!!
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oh - and my mom was born in Canada! Moncton New Brunswick I believe....
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« Reply #7 on: November 10, 2007 07:58:49 AM »

M Fox - I'm so glad I inspired you to do this! I found the process very theraputic.
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« Reply #8 on: November 10, 2007 08:11:56 AM »

What a wonderful idea. The tags are beautiful! I hope you will keep them and hang them in your home somewhere.
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« Reply #9 on: November 10, 2007 08:40:39 AM »

These are awesome!
What a wonderful idea, and so well made. Wow.
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