…one memory at a time
Family Traditions: the real meaning of Pancake Day
Do you have a family tradition with a story behind it? Have you considered telling your story in a scrapbook page and preserve the memory as well as the tradition?
The story I’ll share today is one that has been repeated many, many times over the years. As people have come and gone from our family gatherings they know that there is generally a story behind what we are doing. This one is about Hannah’s birthday.
Tell the Back Story
This block serves as a title block with some of the why this has become a tradition.
Here’s why we still do it:
Tell Your Story
A large block accommodates the story. The story was lengthy and I need a large spot to place it and several patterns used a 5×6 block space, but this pattern #199 allowed enough of the other sizes I was looking for so it made a good choice.
Here’s the story: how it all began
Putting it All Together
I’ve used Mosaic Moments Caramel Paper Grid with paper tiles in Dark Spring Green, Pumpkin, Paprika and Terra Cotta. A Caramel Tile was used for my journaling. Patterned paper creates the backgrounds for the recipe card and journal block from the Bo Bunny Heritage Family Record Collection.
The recipe card is from Amber Shaw and Traci Reed’s digital kit “Thyme in the Kitchen” (available at Sweet Shoppe Designs) it will be my hybrid element in this layout.
I also included a photo of Hannah and I the day after she was born. What would a story about her birth be without it? She weighed in at 9# 15oz. and had tons of hair. My adventure in to motherhood has begun!
The small 2.125” blocks show off some of the pancakes as I made them. It seems that in all these years, we’ve never really taken photos of this event, it has remained only a story we retell as we look at Hannah’s baby photos. Until this year. This year, I think we need to get the grandchildren involved in this event…and take photos as this tradition transitions for the next generation!