The month of December was super busy at the store! In addition to our classes, and our 12 Dolls of Christmas sales, we have customers that come in needing last minute help for finishing up scrapbook presents. There is one special story I want to share.
Jonathan came in our store wanting to make a scrapbook for his wife. He had all these ideas about how he wanted to do it running through his head and really wanted to do it himself. You know, when a man comes into our store, it’s usually to get a gift certificate. To actually want to participate in making a scrapbook for his wife is rare! I always like to help men who want to take the time out to do something special.
Well, the next day he brought in all his pictures, cards and momento’s and spread them on the table and told me how he wanted to do it. Me and my girls (Annie & Anna) started helping him create this special scrapbook. His work was laid out on all the tables all week, and many people viewed them. By the end of the week he had won the admiration and hearts of all the women shopping and cropping at our store!
Here are just a few of the pages created. NOTE: He wrote all these sayings himself. He also stayed by us all week journaling and making all the decisions on paper and placement. (some things were blurred for his privacy).
At the end Jonathan brought in his daughter Ellia. She helped paint the frame for the front of the book. I took this cute picture of Ellia, Jonathan and Annie looking at the final book! The front of the book was actually the baseball he proposed to his wife with. Johnathan is a professional baseball player for the Milwaukee Brewers, and got his start at our home school, ULL.
It was really a pleasure helping Jonathan create this memory that will be cherished by his wife and daughter forever. It was also very refreshing seeing a guy so smitten with his wife and daughter!
Here’s a baseball he signed for me! I’m going to put it next to Danny Farquhar’s baseball that was sign just a few months earlier (Beatriz’s son). So Cool! Scrapbooking for yourself or for others can be rewarding in so many ways!