My Grandfather Kåre was born to my Great-Grandparents Peggy Eugenie and Adolf Margido in 1925. He married my Grandmother Gunvor in 1948:
Kåre was 23 and Gunvor was 21 when they got married. Gunvor was only 43 years old when her first grandchild (me) was born, younger than I am now!!! They were later divorced, and growing up I remember I did not know of anyone else who were divorced, so it secretly made me feel a little special. Yet we did not speak loudly about it, in my rural hometown of Hornindal divorces were unheard of and completely unthinkable in the 70ies!
I only met my Grandfather a couple of times, and although I visited my Grandmother in Trondheim several times, I can’t say that I knew her well. I’m hoping that one day I will get a chance to do some research on who they were and trace the places they all came from! After all, I am carrying her name 😀 Sadly I have no proper image of her parents Gudrun and Nils, so that is also on my genealogy “wishlist”!
I am adding my photos digitally, then printing the finished image on matte photo paper (Canon 170g matte photo paper). I then glue the image onto thin cardboard (cereal box) with spray glue, before I cut it out. After cutting I also distress and ink the edges and corners, for a vintage, worn look. This makes for a nice and stiff image, that I can hang, erect with an easel or even just lean agains something (similar to cabinet cards).
The font is Snell Roundhand Black, it came with my latest Photoshop update. You might be able to find a similar font for free if you search for free fonts.
Here is a low resolution preview of the ready to print frame. Print it out and add the picture manually, or use the PNG-file (transparent background) to add pictures digitally:
Find your high quality copy of the file in the download folder, free for your personal use and enjoyment 🙂
I have also added a family tree to my project, the tree I have used is neither vintage nor free, but if you want to buy it you can find it HERE:
I have marked the people we have covered so far with hearts, including todays main persons Gunvor and Kåre.
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I have used elements from the following sources for these design: