As we grow, the concept of Christmas changes. It becomes less about the 'what' and so much more about the 'whom'. Whom we are, whom we love, and who we spend it with.
Thankfully, Christmas is an excuse for many people to gather with their loved ones. Make the most of this precious time by getting to know their story a little more. Here are a few questions to help you make the most of your time together...
What was Christmas Day like for you as a child?
Tell me about a moment you felt pure happiness.
Who was your childhood best friend? What is your favourite memory together?
Describe your parents. What were they like? What were their values? What was their parenting style?
Were you rebellious as a teenager or did you follow the rules?
Are you proud of your career?
What were you passionate about in your twenties?
What part of your wedding day were you most looking forward to?
Was parenthood what you expected?
What was your proudest moment as a parent?
Do any of your children/grandchildren remind you of people from other generations?
Are there any family heirlooms that have been handed down from generation to generation?
When was your proudest moment? (proud of yourself, not your children!)
What is your perfect day?
What are some things you still want to do in your lifetime?
'My Story' book is filled with many more questions like these to help capture your loved ones stories. Click here to find out more.
Below is me with my Grandparents, Mary and Sydney Reid, at our last Christmas with Pa. He passed away 1 month after these photos were taken. I never had the chance to get to know him, but everybody tells me how similar he and Dad are. Nanna passed away 6 years ago and is the reason I began Kinship Productions. Hers was the first 'story' I recorded and I am so thankful to have her memory captured in film, so I can hear her laugh and remember her personality every time I watch it. I only wish I had Pa's film biography so I could see how similar he and Dad are for myself.