Sunday, July 23, 2006

Wedding Anniversary Journaling Checklist

Whether it's your first, fifth or fiftieth wedding anniversary, you can get so caught up with the day-to-day activities that you don't realize how much actually changes in your lives.

So, why not make a "Then and Now" scrapbook layout and use the following questions to spark your journaling (and see just how much has transpired, since you both said, "I do"):

  • What jobs did you have then and what jobs do you have now? You may still be with the same company, but has your position title changed?

  • How has your family "structure" changed? What pets (if any) did you have when you got married? What (if any) do you have now? Do you have children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren?

  • Where did you live then? Where do you live now (and how many moves were there in between)?

  • Take a trip through the history books and compare the events of the past to current world events. For example someone married during the height of the Cold War would have been hard pressed to go along with the idea that "The Wall" would ever come down and yet…here we are.

    NOTE: Don't limit your trip through time to political events, but look at businesses that were around when you were married or your hometown sports teams. When the Senators left Washington, D.C., no one thought baseball would ever return, but again…here we are.

  • What were your favorites (music, movies, food, etc.) then and what are your favorites now?

  • Happy Scrapping!!

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