Today’s Tip: Plan your holiday attacks early!
My favorite holiday is coming up! Thanksgiving! I love this holiday since it is non-commercial and focuses on our blessings, family, and friends.
So I start to plan my attack on the holiday early! Both personally and genealogically!
Personally, I begin inviting folks and plannig our day and our feast.
Genealogically, I begin reminding family that they should share stories, share photos, and TAKE photos at their Thanksgiving gatherings! AND they should email them to me for the family tree and website!
I beg them to take pictures! I remind them to take pictures! I even try a bit of guilt to get them to take pictures! I ask them to record their traditions. I beg them to record their memories and share them with the site.
I do this early and often (kind of like voting in Chicago 🙂 so they do not forget, and in the hubbub of the holiday they will recall my request to take that photo, record that story, share that memory!
I would love to be at every Thanksgiving table, but I can’t …. so I ask this of all of my relatives each year.
We all get super busy, so an early reminder ….. and then follow-ups serve me well!
Enjoy your planning and remember Thanksgiving is only 51 days away!
Onward To Our Past,