The Roots and Wings book is for families and children to:
-record personal and family history, beliefs, and stories
-document information about ancestors
-develop confidence and knowledge to spread their wings
This is a book about YOUR FAMILY, so I wanted to give you options when it came time to making your book. There are currently over 160 pages. (only a handful are shown in the preview) There is a hefty appendix section with a TON of additional pages and some cover options. Pick and choose what works for you. And I am open to suggestions if you have additional page ideas!
This book would be a great family night project. I'd just work on one page at a time, doing your best and putting a lot of thought and love into it. The more love you pour into it, the more meaningful it will be to your family. Encourage your kids to get involved in creating a family mission statement or drawing a family flag. There are pages for them to write/draw their own stories.
If you have multiple kids, I would have them each create their own book. This may be more work to begin with, but each child will benefit from having their own. There are pages for the parents (or check the appendix for other significant loved ones) to write love letters of encouragment to each kid. Kids can also write their own personal bucket list or quotes that inspire them. It's meant to a personal, individual project. I also think it would be a great idea to have siblings contribute stories and love notes to each other in their books!
Sections included in the Roots and Wings book:
Roots- a place to document information about your family, write a mission statement, record family beliefs, make a family puzzle, and write what you love about your family
Stories- a place to write stories of your life
Deep Roots- a place to fill out a family tree, record research on your ancestors, their stories, their cultures, where they are from, their talents, and their birthdays
Wings- a place to write inspiring stories, set goals, read love letters from parents, fill out yearly birthday interview pages, mark off important life skills on a checklist, gain financial skills, and prepare yourself for the future
Appendixes: Additional pages and ideas including sibling and grandparent pages, covers, and a special biological family section for children who are adopted