One of the wonderful things about this 52stories project from FamilySearch is that you can start it anytime, at any age, and in any format, you would like. So even though it's the beginning of February, it's not too late to start.
A few things about the 2017 downloads:
- These are the 52 prompts FamilySearch is featuring of the 144 available. You can access more all the FamilySearch 52stories prompts from these two post: see here and here.
- If you are looking for the 2016 prompts you will find them here in this post. My handwriting is not nearly as fun as Kensie's, but it was still a fun project to create.
- If you compare the printing from the photos of 2016 download and 2017, you will notice that the 2017 printed much brighter. I used a glossy sticker paper for these prompts and found the colors to be true to what was on the screen verse printing them on shipping label paper (2016). That being said, I like the matte finish of the shipping label paper and how easily I could write on it.
- If you find any spelling errors, please let me know. I have already fixed one (Thanks, Crystal!), and hopefully, there won't be more, but after looking at the files hundreds of times I miss something here and there. I appreciate thoughtful people who help me.
Download Akimball_color2017_52stories (zipped individual 12x12 jpg files)
I also made a black and white version not only for 2017 but for 2016 as well. You can find the 2016 download back in the post here. I know it's not always possible or make sense to print in color, so a black and white option is always good. Besides, I love everything black and white.
Download Akimball_52stories_2017 (B&W pdf)
Download Akimball_2017_52stories (zipped individual 12x12 png files)
I have included the png files in case you want to create your own colorways. I just followed what FamilySearch has done with their 2107 prompts in this poster.
The last download is this silhouette, which perhaps didn't execute as well as I wanted, but it was more meaningful than I anticipated.
The stories are within us. Each of us has a story to tell. Those stories are important and meaningful. I hope that with all these downloads it will be easier to sit down and write, type, record the memories that only you can share. For they matter.
Leave a comment telling me one way I can help you tell your story, and you will be eligible for a journal with two years worth of entries. All you have to do is choose whether you want color or black and white prompts and then start writing when it arrives.
The winner will be announced Friday, February 10, 2017.
Thank you for sharing part of your lives with me.