Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Memories of {ME} Box

These might look a little odd but for now they are serving a purpose!
I was inspired by 2 things to make these Memory Boxes for our kiddos. One was when a mom gave her children a priceless gift for Christmas and the other was my notebook of collections I kept as I was growing up. Right now this is what I could do for the container part(so I had to jazz it up by letting the kids paint their name on a piece of wood) . Maybe someday I can transfer it to a cool treasure box. But for now all I'm concerned about is getting all their "papers" in order. And getting it in one place for that matter.

Inside the box I labeled manila folders by year. I filled it with papers like these: school artwork, drawings, school grades, notes from different family/friends, newspaper articles, any other misc. item that would mean something to them. When I'm done with their journals I'll add those also.

My notebook collections of growing up. . .(I thought about doing this for them but its too bulky and the space is limited-as you can see).
I let them look inside and it was fun to hear them say to different things " Ohh, I remember this. . . "
These are the priceless moments of a MOM.

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  1. How wonderful! I know a couple that has been saving items of their children in their backpacks from each school year and store them for later sorting. The mom writes the year on the back of the bag in a sharpie and keeps them all together. As an adult, I love being able to ask my parents to see what they have saved of mine!
    p.s. <3 your blog!

  2. I'm so terrible when it comes to saving papers! I have a few in an accordion folder, but I'm considering scanning a bunch and saving them on my account. I just really hate clutter!

  3. You were smart to figure out a way to label the boxes. I have my kids' "papers" in similar boxes, but I have to open each one to see whose it is! You can bet that getting into them doesn't happen very often :)

  4. Becky, you could take a fun picture and tape it to the front. Nice and easy.

  5. Heather I am so glad I found your blog!!! I was so excited-I told Alex that I think you are the most creative person in the world. . .he said "in the world?" Yep its true you really are!!! I love what you do, and it is so focused and centered on your family-thanks for your great example and perfect ideas!! love ya

  6. this is the best idea ever i am going to the shops on the weekend and getting some of these boxes :)


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