Family Proclamation Scrapbook
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“Family Proclamation Scrapbook,” Ensign, Sept. 2009, 71

Family Proclamation Scrapbook

Ann Kerr, California, USA

While attending general conference, my husband and I went through a visitors center on Temple Square in Salt Lake City. One of the exhibits in particular caught my eye. There on the wall was The Family: A Proclamation to the World, illustrated with a few pictures.

Being a photo-taking mother of four and grandmother of 14, I thought to myself, “I have enough pictures to illustrate every line in the proclamation.” When I returned home, I shared the idea with one of my daughters. From our vast supply of photos, we selected enough to make 31 digital scrapbook pages. The first page showed pictures of our family and the First Presidency. We illustrated the first sentence of the proclamation that says, in part, “the family is central to the Creator’s plan for the eternal destiny of His children” (Ensign, Nov. 1995, 102). We found an online company that printed and bound our pages in 12-by-12-inch books. We ordered multiple copies to give as Christmas gifts.

We look at and share our albums with others. Even friends of other faiths have wanted to make similar albums.

We know it is important for those with traditional family values to see themselves as part of this inspired proclamation.