For graphic elements, here is what I'd like to see:
- copy the same type of frame and banners (for copy)
- have a mountain figuring prominently (with someone climbing it or planting a flag on the top) probably in the middle of the "scene"
- have someone graduating
- have someone getting a promotion/new job
- have someone finishing a running race (1/2 marathon?)
- have someone moving in to a new home
For bonus points - I would love of the style could look like a mixture of the CYOA style and our own branding style - http://www.soapboxhq.com