How we created one of the most beautiful family history books ever.
This time, let us tell you a story - the story of how we created one of the most beautiful of family history books, and the tools we used.
We'll take you on a short journey, so strap yourself in...
It all started with this little device, in which we recorded a family's recollections.
We took a lovely trip down memory lane...
We used the information they shared with us to conduct further research.
(We sometimes got to use machines, microfilm readers, that look like this - very cool!)
We then crafted what we’d collected into a beautiful narrative.
That process looked a lot like this... (so much red!)
Time for design!
We took the approved narrative and interwove it with memorabilia and illustrations, using software that looks like this… (book taking shape!)
Then, preliminary print.
Because you need to see what the book looks like in real life, right?... (are we happy? not happy?)
After a lot of back and forth: Send to Print!
The finished books are shipped all the way from California...
…and lots of nerves (argh!)