A friend recently related the story of a 50th anniversary celebration she attended. There was one 50th Anniversary Gift, she said, that created a lot of excitement and brought the guests of honor to tears. The gift was a scrapbook full of family photos, stories, and memories that had been lovingly assembled by the children, grandchildren, and a few close friends.
Towards the end of the event she happened to overhear two of the couple’s four grown children quietly discussing who would get to “keep” this truly special book when the parents were gone. How could they share this fragile scrapbook among four families? Should they risk passing it around and having it fall apart over time? Or would it be better to keep it “safe” on a shelf–perhaps with the eldest sibling? With no simple or fair solution, they agreed that it was something they would address at a later time.
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My friend, knowing that I produce Anniversary Videos, realized that this would have have been a better gift.
An Anniversary Video is a 21st century scrap-book. It brings together family photos and memorabilia but then takes it one step further by weaving in filmed interviews with the couple about their life stories, family histories and memories.
The result is a beautiful “Moving Portrait” that both celebrates and preserves the couple’s story – in their own words – in a way that will live for generations to come.
Best of all, an Anniversary Video is a 50th anniversary gift that can be easily duplicated so every family member can have a copy of the movie for their own!
Without a doubt a scrapbook is a very special 50th anniversary gift. But is it a gift that will hold up as a family heirloom – keeping a couple’s stories, history and memories alive for their grandchildren, great-grandchildren and generations beyond to know and cherish?
Perhaps the the couple approaches their 55th Anniversary, their children will decide to capture their story in an Anniversary Video, a gift the entire family will be able to enjoy.
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