This project has been on my mind for years. I am sure you know what I mean. All of us have a box or drawer of photos, negatives, or even rolls of film somewhere in our home just waiting for us to do something with them. However the box I have happens to not be my own, but my father-in-law Jack’s. I just happened upon a box of negatives that was stored in his closet. How it was there was probably the story of a lot of children – when their parents pass away the house has to be cleaned and things that are unknown are either tossed, sold, or stored. This box was brought over and stored in the closet and I believe I was meant to find it.
You see, Jack didn’t have any photographs of himself as a child hanging on the walls of his home. My in laws love their photo gallery in their hall way. Every inch is filled with history. However, when I asked where Jack’s family photos were, he said, “I don’t have any. I don’t have any baby pictures.” I was a little surprised. It seemed like a piece of the gallery was missing even though the entire hallway was full. So, when I found this box of negatives and realized each envelope was sealed with his baby photos in them, I was excited. It was like I struck gold!
I wanted to share my special story with you, so I created a video so you can see the box for yourself and see photos that have never been seen or printed for 70 years.
I can’t wait to take you on this journey. I have a month to finish the rest of his pages and they are half way done already! It doesn’t get much easier than that, right? Follow along with me and Jack’s story on Instagram at @createoften or at #TheJackEvansProject.
I am encouraging you to get those photos off your devices, print them, tell your stories. These photos have so many stories already lost. Thankfully it is not too late for us.
Print those pictures. Tell those stories. Because it matters.
Supplies: Heidi Swapp Storyline Collection now available in Michaels stores