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tinydancer
« on: January 31, 2004 02:31:36 PM »

I have no pictures - sorry....
However, I'll tell you what I did.
My brother graduated in 1997 from high school. As his graduation present, I made a scrapbook for him.
I took a regualr binder, some magnetic (removeable) photo pages, some clear plastic page holders and blank paper.

I took fun and serious pictures that were mainly of my brother and placed them throughout the photocling pages. I also cut out magazine pictures and articles and fun phrazes and arranged them together. I got a lot of fun sex pics (like condoms and booze and stuff). One page had a picture of him picking his nose (I know, how gross is that right?! It was an opportunity and I took the picture myself) and I had a phrase that said "Why women love you" or something like that. Another one is where my mom got a pic of him while he was changing clothes - kind of covering himself up and I had a clipping that said "in the raw." Just fun stuff like that. His graduation invitation, some graduation pictures of his friends

Page holders held important school documents, his college acceptance letter that he didn't know about, and other fun school stuff.

The blank pages were used for people to sign in on leaving him comments and advice. Teachers, friends, family, etc.

We didn't buy yearbooks when we graduated - so this basically served as his own "Eric" yearbook. After his graduation, I added to it with pictures we took from the event and some graduation party souvineres.

I gave it to him on the night of his graduation and he loved it so much. It made my big football playing tough brother cry. It was great that I had touched him so much with something so simple. It took a while to get it all together, but it was basically a free gift that has a world of sentimental value.

It's something I would have wanted done for me. I know I'll do that for my kids (when I have them and when they have important events.

I encourage everyone to do something similar for someone special. It's a great gift!
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« Reply #1 on: February 01, 2004 03:11:50 AM »

It was great that I had touched him so much with something so simple. It took a while to get it all together, but it was basically a free gift that has a world of sentimental value...

I encourage everyone to do something similar for someone special. It's a great gift!

That is a beautiful project, tinydancer. It's no wonder your brother was so touched, with all the thought and love and humor you put into it. Thanks for sharing, and for reminding us how much handmade gifts really mean.
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« Reply #2 on: February 04, 2004 09:06:28 PM »

What a wonderful gift!! You can also do something like this in a smaller style (greeting cards or a 6"x6" scrapbook) for special friends. Even if you don't have pictures of the person, you can use quotes, stickers, etc that reflect the person of interest.

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« Reply #3 on: February 04, 2004 09:58:23 PM »

that's really sweet. He'll probably keep that thing forever, what a great sister you are.
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