OUR CULTURE AND FAMILY LEGACIES ARE BEING FORGOTTEN AND LOST.
Life experiences aren’t being written down in a loved one’s own handwriting.
I always believed my mom would be with me forever. Silly, I know. We all leave this world at some point, right? I was hit with a scary dose of reality in February of 2016 when my mom suffered a heart attack which caused a traumatic brain injury, leaving her in a coma. Luckily, she came back to us with almost all of her memories in her memory bank.
However, sitting with mom, as she “slept” all those weeks, I realized, all of my childhood memories were wrapped up in this woman. My best friend in the world, asleep in this hospital bed, recovering from a TBI. As I watched her, I couldn’t help think: I wish she’d written more down. Mom memories. More stories. In her own words, as well as, her own HANDWRITING.
WHAT IS THE SOLUTION?
Journaling in my beautifully designed keepsake journals.
What eases people into the writing process? REMOVING THE STRESS of figuring out “what to write about,” and “where to start.”
How does one do this? By providing simple writing prompts! Writing to a prompt centered around a specific life moment such as marriage, parenthood, being a first time pet owner, and more.
Newly married friends, and family; new parents; and, new fur baby parents all want to record family memories. However, so many have no idea how to start writing, or what to write about. Preserving family memories without stress is possible with fun writing prompts!
But how are Salty & Sweet Journals unique? What sets them apart from other journals?
Yes, unique, creative, and fun writing prompts that spark creativity are a great way to dive in to the writing process when you’re not feeling particularly talkative or get brain fog. Let’s face it, though – all our memories aren’t peaches and cream, some are rotten apples. Salty and Sweet Keepsake Journals don’t just offer up the sweet writing prompts to capture all the sweetest memories and ignore the rough days! They provide prompts that embrace the saltiness life sometimes throws our way, too!
Another design feature: wide lines. It lessons anxiety over writing enough to fill the page!
However, that’s not all people can do with these journals. Consider these journals the ultimate hybrid. It’s a scrapbook, as well as a journal. I made a point of keeping blank pages in the journal, free of lines, and decoration, so those who want to secure mementos, have spaces to do so. Perhaps those scrapbooked pages will spark a memory to write about.
Not a scrapbooker? No worries. Use the blank pages to continue writing, leave them blank, or affix just one picture or memento.
It’s your journal, do whatever you want with the pages.
NO STRESS. JUST MEMORIES.
Meet your designer.
My name is Staci. In a family of artists who draw, paint, and sculpt…I’m a writer. However, I also design – as long as I don’t have to draw!
What made me decide to create these journals? Simple answer: my mom. First, her heart attack robbed me of her stories, as well as her handwriting.
My mom wasn’t a big writer, and after I became a professional writer I finally asked her why she never sat down to write down the many stories she had about her childhood, our family’s history, or anything, really. She said whenever she tried, she never knew where to start, and then just stopped trying.
Physical, paper keepsake journals provide loved ones with not just memories and stories, but also a wonderful way of preserving a loved one’s handwriting.
I cannot tell you how much I miss my mom’s handwriting on cards, little reminder notes, or her crossword puzzles she used to do. Any time I come across a scrap of paper with her handwriting, especially if it has Love, Mom on it….. I put it in a scrapbook.