For many people, 2020 has been a disruptive, frustrating, heartbreaking and disorienting year. But as December winds down, it’s also an opportunity to take stock of the things that happened and to let your friends and family know how you’ve been doing through it all.
Creating a recap of 2020 with your own words and pictures also serves as your personal historical record of a very challenging year. Free software can guide the way. You can even make the whole thing on a smartphone or tablet. Here’s how.
Step 1: Tell Your Story
If tales from elaborate vacations or group outings are in short supply this year, think of the more local adventures you experienced — like adopting a cat, exploring the city on foot, learning how to cook or taking up the mandolin. If the whole family has something to report, ask each member of the household to contribute a paragraph or two.
As for the physical writing, jot your thoughts down in your notes app or a word processing program, like Apple’s