First, I want to thank everyone for their emails volunteering to help Angie and I with our album drive. Anyone who requested the directions for the 1 hour mini album should expect them in their emails sometime over the weekend. There was a couple of questions people asked that I hope I can answer here:
1. What size/shape should the albums be? Albums should be no smaller than 4"x4" and no larger than 8"x8". The shape of the album is totally up to you. I altered a 6" round Maya Rd album and 2 5"x7" 7gypsies albums as well as creating 4 of the 1 hour mini albums.
2. When are the albums due? The album are due to either me or Angie by November 25th. This will allow us to be sure we have an even number of albums to distribute to each hospital. We are hoping to deliver the albums by december 1st.
3. What age group should the album target? I divided my albums into preschool, school age and teen then into boy and girl categories too. You may choose the age in which you would like to create an album for.
4. Where should I send my completed album? Depending on where you live, your album can be mailed to either me or Angie. If you live east of the Mississippi river we ask that you send your album to me. If you live west of the Mississippi river we ask that you send your album to Angie. Please contact us when you have completed your album and we will send you our addresses.
Considerations when making your Sunshine Album
Think about 3 things when creating your album: quality, durability, and simplicity. The focus of these albums is to enable the children to document their experiences through photos and journaling. When thinking about embellishments remember the age group you are creating for. You may also want to include stickers for the children to further decorate their albums. Please utilize your stash and don't feel you need to spend money on a lavish project. These albums should come from your heart and not your wallet. Most of all, please don't stress over this project. If it is nearing the deadline and you need an extra day or two please email us and let us know. The hospitals are aware that this is a volunteer project and are very grateful for your efforts. Angie and I are so happy for the turnout of volunteers for our project. We're really looking forward to seeing all of your albums!
Thanks for stopping by!