Honouring my heritage

Posted by Marie

9 May, 2015 -

I’m so very grateful to my Grandmother for sharing her story and saved keepsakes with me. Those moments when she and my mum tells me about how things were back then are highly treasured and a great source of inspiration to me. Can you imagine she even allowed me to share this treasure with the whole (scrapbooking-) world?!
Let me tell some of my hidden secrets…

During the World war two my Grandfather served in the military. While spending all this time away from his family he wrote the most beautiful poems and letters to my Grandmother. I’ve enjoyed the great honour of being allowed to use some of those in my paper-designing as well. You can find fragments of them in the background of the Vintage Basic papers…
Vintage-basics-heritagemormorToday our beloved Grandmother is turning 91 and I just have to send her a greeting  HAPPY BIRTHDAY GRANNY!

So everyone, let’s make sure to keep our memories safe and pass them on to the next generation… They will be someone’s treasured heritage.


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  • How touching! I so liked these photos, but now I know that they are real. This is wonderful! Victory Day!

  • Kathy Grigas says:

    What a lovely retelling. I loved reading this and can see the inspiration on the Vintage Basics collection. Beautiful! Happy Birthday to your grandmother.

  • mm Elena Olinevich says:

    what a treasure you have shared with us, I always knew that you only authentic pictures, images and script. Thank you for sharing with us, and a very Happy Birthday to your Mother

  • Sue Bruce says:

    I love this type of history! Well done and Happy Birthday to your Granny for reaching 91…she must have lived a good, wholesome life 🙂

  • Sandy says:

    What a wonderful story and such special happy memories to share with future generations and it really makes the design papers so special not only to you but to all of us, thank you for explaining and to your Granny “Happy Birthday”xxxxx

  • mm Maja Nowak says:

    Thank you for sharing this special story Marie, that makes Maja papers even more special!

  • Susan says:

    Beautifully done.