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.
How do you keep for kiddos treasured papers?