Yesterday was my grandfather's birthday. His 134th birthday, to be exact. I never knew either of them and have a great interest in them...what they looked like, what they liked to do, their relationships with each other and the rest of their world.
A few months ago my mother dug these up and showed them to me. I was fascinated as well as charmed by them and want to share them with you.
Here they are during the planning of the wedding, posing for the reception place-cards.
The end result looked like this.
Created by a family friend, these were given to my grandparents after their wedding in 1914.
My favorite among these treasures is this creative collage!
I love how the artist started with a photo of their faces, then used crepe paper and ribbon to fashion their clothes, netting for her veil, and paper flowers for the bouquet. What a great idea!
Besides admiring the artist's creativity, this, to me, was a lovely way to honor and remember them forever.