Wednesday, July 18, 2007
Childhood Memories ATC Swap
Here are two sets of Childhood Memory themed cards I made and sent out for a swap over at Swap-Bot. This swap idea sounded so challenging and exciting. I was asking myself: What colors are the colors of my childhood? What games, for example, were unique to just our family? I realized just making a Monopoly card was probably common to almost everyone our ages. However, when it came right down to the time to make the cards, I used themes that occurred to me as I was looking through old photos and the bits & pieces I had.
Here are the themes I chose:
Bedtime Prayer Time: It was a most comforting time to get prayed for, kissed, and tucked in by our precious Mommy.
Cookie Baking : We baked tons of cookies! Whenever I wanted to bake anything my mom always let me. Also, we had dessert EVERY DAY! Whew, those glorious childhood years!
First Day of School: This card shows my older sister and I entering 1st and 2nd grade, in a new school. Yes, that took a lot of courage!
Pen Pals: We moved a lot when I was a child, so I had lots of Pen pals from my old neighborhoods, and I also had many other Pen Pals whose names I got from children's magazines of those days.
Mother Reading: This card symbolizes my mom reading to us, then my vivid imagination off in my make-believe world, living in a castle or something!
Picking Wildflowers: I was fascinated by wildflowers as a child, and now, too! There were lots of empty lots, fields and forests in those days and lots of colorful wildflowers! Those pink and blue bachelor buttons were my favorites.
I thoroughly enjoyed the cards I've received on that theme, so far. I will post pictures of those when they all arrive. I tried scanning my cards for this post, and I can tell the picture quality isn't as nice as when I use my digital camera. But since my cards are all mailed off, I can't undo that!