Sunday Stories is gearing up for Valentine's Day and we want our readers to join in the celebration.
In this month's Scrapbook Flashback, we are inviting readers to submit old photos that depict "What Love Looks Like."
Maybe it's an old photo of your parents or grandparents. Perhaps it's you and your own sweetheart many, many moons ago. It might be the faces of your children on some special occasion years ago. No matter "What Love Looks Like" to you, we'd love to see your old pictures.
Keep in mind that Scrapbook Flashback pictures have to be at least 20 years old. So, dig out those old photo albums and dust off your favorite pictures. There's no time to waste. The deadline for this month's Scrapbook Flashback is Friday, Jan. 25. Selected photos will publish in the Feb. 3 edition of Sunday Stories.
During the rest of February and throughout the year, we invite you to show off all of the folks you love by sharing the special moments in your lives with our readers in Sunday Scrapbook. There are basically two ways to participate:
Share your stories.
Tell us about what's happening in your lives. If you have a picture that helps illustrate your story, send that in too. We'll take the best stories received each week and showcase them in our Sunday Stories' Sunday Scrapbook.
The word count for stories should not exceed 300 words. Make sure to include your name, as the person submitting it, and a phone number or email address where we can reach you just in case we have any questions. (Don't worry, though. We won't publish that part!)
Share your photos.
From school plays and sporting events to family gatherings and weekend getaways, we love seeing pictures of our readers and their families enjoying the simple pleasures of everyday life in Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia. We also love seeing pictures of your children and grandchildren, pets, church and civic club events, recreational activities and scenic shots of our beautiful region.
Are you ready to get started? Well, then grab your camera - or even your iPhone - and take some photos. Then, simply email, mail or deliver them to us and we'll take care of the rest.
The photos should be sent in jpg format, and should be approximately 5 x 7 in size, resolution 200 dots per inch, or a total file size not less than 1 megabyte. Be sure to send the photos as attachments to an email, and not as a link to any outside site. If you are unable to send digital images, we strongly recommend that you have copies of your photo made to submit. If you choose to send the original and want the photo returned after it has published, please be sure to include a self-addressed stamped envelope. You can also pick them up at the Times-News any (non-holiday) week day between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.
Make sure to include your name (as the person submitting it) and identify the folks in the picture, so that all your friends and family members will recognize them in the scrapbook.
Email your contributions (along with your name and address) to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Or mail them to: Sunday Scrapbook, Attn: Carmen Musick, Kingsport Times-News, 701 Lynn Garden Drive, Kingsport, Tenn. 37662.