Thursday, May 22, 2008

Be Creative In Your Memory Keeping

Sometimes our memory keeping comes to a screeching halt due to lack of motivation and ideas. Many times all we need to do is look for some different types of stories and memories that are worth recording. Most of us are good at keeping track of the traditional holidays, 1st Birthday's, etc., but sometimes it's the little stories, the small simple moments that are really worth recording. Here is a list of some great ideas to help boost any boredom you have or just help add some more creativity to your Cherish Bound Story & Photo books!

  • Holidays: Birthday, Christmas, Thanksgiving, Halloween, Easter, Hanukkah, of course, but also New Year’s, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, the first and last day of school, holidays your family celebrates, Fourth of July, Groundhog Day,Mardi Gras, St. Patrick's Day, Earth Day, Grandparents Day....the ideas are endless!
  • Special memories: Sleepovers, trips to the zoo, washing the dog, a collage of pictures of silly faces, kids wearing their favorite outfits, or how about “at bat” shots from Little League or amazing sports action shots!
  • Travel: Getting ready to go, pictures from the airport or the car ride, funny things you saw along the way, food, people, post cards, and don’t forget the trip home.
  • Cool pets: Remember your family pets! Devote a book to the story of how you got your pets and tons of pictures of your best friends being cute. Favorite toy, food, treat, costume!
  • Best friends: Don’t limit your stories and photos to family. Get your friends (and your kids’ friends) in on the fun by having them pose for a few pictures and interviewing them with some fun questions!
  • Favorite things: Is your daughter obsessed with the color pink? Does your son love bugs? Make a book devoted to their favorite thing. It will provide a wonderful memory for you and will probably surprise them to see years later what they thought was the coolest thing when they were 7.
  • Collages: Your books don’t have to include just stories and pictures. They can also include items such as the ticket stubs, buttons from a favorite shit, bits and pieces of other meaningful things we want to remember. Consider making a collage out of some of these precious things, scan them in and load them as a beautiful collage. Of course include some stories that explain why these things are important to you.
  • Pick Creative Book Styles:You don't have to always do a blank free-style. Add some fun color background pages and pick templates that you normally wouldn't. Try doing some large picture templates and add some full page stories.
Most of these ideas all have Story Starters to help you with organizing the story, time line, memories, photos, and ideas!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Sorry but I just had to point out that in the Collages section it says shit instead of shirt!! Tooo funny!! Thanks for the unintentional laugh!!