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Monday, January 18, 2021

6 Creative Ways to Preserve Childhood Memories

 Behind every memory is a story and thinking back on your most treasured memories, use these tip to cherish your childhood memories 

As a mom to five children, I have plenty of memories that I want to preserve. I just love looking at old photos of my kids when they were babies as it brings me such joy. These are memories that make me smile and I don't want to lose them. So I love all these ways that can help one preserve childhood memories.

Childhood keepsakes are treasured forever and sometimes even passed down through generations. People all around the world get creative and find different ways to preserve those special memories with their kids and family. Behind every memory is a story and thinking back on your most treasured memories. Wouldn’t it be nice to have a piece of that special time cherished with a keepsake?

 Childhood memories are very important in our lives. It makes us remember the best times of our lives. They shape our thinking and future. When one has good childhood memories, they grow up to be happy individuals. Did you know that 2 in 3 parents do not enjoy managing their family photos? It's true. Though the world today is digitally advanced, there are a lot of exciting ways to keep your memories safe, whether you’re into crafting or letting technology do it for you. Here are a few ways you can preserve precious keepsakes with your loved ones:

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Journals and Diaries 

 Keeping a record of your baby's life, whether it's a hand-written diary or an online journal, will become a treasured keepsake for the whole family. Journaling can help people capture memories and moments in life. It's a great way to document your child’s journey as they grow and mature each other. Even if you write only a few sentences a day, when you look back, you'll have built a story that otherwise may have slipped from memory. Document family trips to the seaside and ice-cream on the pier, or the first time you all went out for messy noodles together. 

 Online journals are a great way to record your thoughts, wherever you are, using whatever device you have to hand. An online journal is also a great way to share updates about your baby, especially if you have family or friends who live abroad. You can make your journal or blog private and only viewable by invitation, or make the most of in-built sharing tools.

Arts and Crafts 

 With every holiday or occasion, you can find ways to mark the joyful time with arts and crafts. You can set times and days with your children and enjoy making memories. Explaining the importance of creating and preserving memories can gain their interest and they might be more keen on the activity. Although your kids' artwork can accumulate quickly, you can be selective in storing the most treasured ones because as time passes by your child will no doubt be satisfied enjoying a sampling of childhood memories rather than every experience he or she has ever had.

Baby impression kits 

 If you have little ones at home, you can treasure your baby’s prints in a mold or create impressions of their hand or foot. These can help you create lasting records and is a perfect way to document stages in life. You can turn them into Christmas decorations or frame them on canvas. Either way, you will have a reminder of how tiny your toddler really was. These make great gifts for relatives, too. 

Pictures, Pictures and Pictures 

 Pictures are one of the best ways to capture childhood. It is a wonderful way to be able to reminisce through childhood photos. As you collect these cherished events of life, you can have them printed or you can create a memory box of photos for your children. Your pictures can include first baby scans, first smile, first time with granny, first and last day of school, and various other significant moments that you would like to reflect on in the future. Nowadays, since every phone has a digital camera, it is easier to save and store pictures online. With a variety of apps and websites available which can help you organize and segregate your memories according to your choice. Speaking of photography you can use these tips to capture the arrival of a new member of your family which can be immortalized in your journal or scrapbook.

Experiences and Mementos

 As mentioned above preserving pictures, journals, scrapbooks are great ways to create memories. You can also collect ticket stubs, bottle tops, seashells, stickers, etc anything that gives you that fuzzy nostalgic feeling. These can usually be found and collected while on vacation or a getaway. It can also be used to decorate frames or make a unique piece of art. You can also use treasures like albums, memory boxes, shadow boxes to store your memories. 

Memory Boxes

 One of the best ways to store memories is a memory box. Depending on how much of a collector you are, you can create or buy a well-crafted box to hold the treasures of your child. It can be as big as a toy chest or as small as a shoebox. The goal is to personalize and preserve something unique for your baby that is very precious and save priceless things like your baby's coming home outfit from the hospital for the first time, favorite blanket or stuffed animal, pair of shoes, handprints, locks of hair, teeth and other trinkets. These memories also make great gifts when your kids grow up and start their own families. When your kids are old enough to read and write, help them start their own memory box so they can document and save all their happy childhood memories for years to come.

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Capturing memories with a creative keepsake can be fun for all ages and a great way to bond with your children. It is obvious that the use of modern technology has made capturing moments easier but do not let that hold you back from being creative. You can use the above-mentioned ideas and preserve some precious and priceless moments with your family.









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