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  • #43202
    Cassel
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    How about a challenge that is just different?

    Once in a while, I will present you with a challenge to do something that might not be repeated in other months. Just an idea that popped like that (and you can also send me suggestions for occasional random challenges too).

    This time, create a layout without a photo. This is the perfect opportunity to tell a story that is dear to you, funny, inspiring, etc. when you have no photo to illustrate it. Stories can be more important than snapping a photo.

    What story will you share?

    #43250
    Cassel
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    Here is one layout I did with stories from the Remember when…? series.

    I was hoping to make one layout for each of those stories but didn’t find the time.

    The text is small on this preview so here is what it says:

    When I was a kid, on Christmas day, we would all gather at my grand-parents’ house.
    All the aunts and uncles and cousins were there. Each year, one of my uncles would
    be designated to play Santa.
    The designated actor would go down to the basement, then would change into a nice
    Santa suit, and while the kids were busy, he would proceed to leave the house
    through the garage door to the sidewalk. That is when he started ringing a loud bell
    and announce his arrival. All the kids would then rush to the window, then to the door
    to greet the jolly Santa.
    Since all my uncles had kids, there was always the odd chance that one cousin
    would notice the absence of one adult. What would we say to the child to explain
    that missing dad or uncle? Grandma was clever as she had thought of locking
    the bathroom door so the answer was always “Oh, he went to the bathroom”.
    That was usually sufficient for the child to get back to business with Santa.
    And of course, since it was locked, nobody would use that bathroom accidentally
    and blow Santa’s cover.
    After Santa had delivered his one present per child, he would just leave, waving
    to the kids who were just anxious to start playing with their new toy, forgetting
    about the missing adult and the locked bathroom. That made it easy for Santa
    to come back through the garage door, change, come back where all the kids
    were and get the bathroom door unlocked.
    I don’t remember any kid questioning this scenario. And as I grew older,
    I learned the secret but I kept it for the younger crowd!

    As a side note, if you want to read the series of Remember when…?, you can do so HERE

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