5 Ways to Preserve Family Memories

May 6, 2012 at 8:00 am 1 comment

5 Ways to Preserve Family Memories
  1. Take a photo a day!
    What a great way to record your child’s growth, progress and activities. Once a day too much for you? How about once a week? Post your photos to Facebook, make a photo album or both! Bonus: Personalized photo gifts (perfect for grandparents!) are easy to order online when you have a good assortment of photos to choose from.
  2. Make a time capsule
    Moment to moment, day to day, it’s hard to see how much they’re changing! Make a time capsule every year to open exactly a year later . . . then replace it with a new one! A simple time capsule can be made using an empty shoe box that’s painted and decorated by all members of the family. Inside put photos, news clippings, report cards and anything else that feels important at the moment.
  3. A virtually space-free way to store creative works
    The arts and crafts projects that little ones make can become overwhelming in a short period of time. You love their creations, but how can you save it all? Usually you can’t–but one super space saver is to take a photo of each “special” craft or artwork and simply save those photos in a box or photo album. You’ll still be able to look at them any time you like!
  4. Blog
    Creating a blog can be free and easy! If you don’t enjoy writing, you can have a simple photo blog or even a video blog! Imagine how rewarding it will be in five years to be able to refer back to “when they were little.” Older children may want to participate as well, and may even become guest bloggers for you. (Our Blog Ambassador Valerie recently had her daughter guest-blog!)
  5. Keep a family journal
    While Mom may do most of the writing initially, it’s also a good idea to have the kids participate periodically by drawing a picture or writing something once they’re old enough. It will be a permanent record that you will all be able to look back on!

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