Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Memory Boxes

I'm sentimental.
I love pictures and keepsakes.
Unfortunately I'm horrible about scrapbooking or even getting pictures into albums. period.
I write in the kids memory books once every 6 months...maybe. 
And now that they are getting older the baby books are kind of over with anyways. 

The other day I found these photo boxes at Michaels so I decided to pick one up for each kid. 

They are the perfect spot to put all of the kids special things I want to save for them, notes I have written to them (which I am trying to do a few times a year), handprints they have made at preschool, and pictures. Lots and lots of pictures.

And speaking of pictures...
It seems like Snapfish and Shutterfly are always emailing me coupons for free pictures. I finally started to use them and have been printing pictures for each of the kids to put in their boxes. That way they will have some of their special memories to take with them when they are older. 

I'm so excited to have found a system that actually works for me!

How do you guys perserve memories for your kids?
I'd love to hear! 

2 comments:

Carole and Lee said...

We have boxes from Paper Coterie that I LOVE! Got them a few years ago for their birthday presents, I used baby pictures for the cover. I've also done them as wedding gifts for family members. Same concept as your boxes just more fancy. They have coupon codes a few times a year and we were able to get ours for about $10 each. http://www.papercoterie.com/product/memory-keepers/

Christi Ellis said...

I was just thinking yesterday that I should so this! I'm not a scrapbooker but i do like to hold on to a few baby things. I found my daughters hospital bracelet on our dresser..it's been there for about a year! This is a great and easy way to hold on to special things!