Moms, Dads, and Grandparents alike have a big problem. They don’t make time for memory keeping! Yet, preserving our memories is a vital part of our health and wellness and fuels genealogy. Parents and married couples now have a faster memory keeping project that is also frugal!
An event book can enter around one special day in a child’s life or a recurring anniversary. The trick is to find a self-contained, already decorated keepsake that you simply add written words and photos too. Further, the project should have a small page count.
Wedding Anniversary Books
Wedding memory books abound, but few take the time to remember that marriage begins after the “I Do.” In fact, after a few years of matrimony, the bliss seems to have faded, but not if you take the time to remember the journey you have taken together. In so doing, you also create a genealogically valuable keepsake by only spending a few moments of time.
Mark your calendar for an annual look back at where you’ve lived, what the year’s highlights were, and add one photo of you and your spouse. That’s it. It’s not rocket science. It’s a photo, an address, and a few bullet point highlights. You can do this!
|Our Wedding Anniversary Memory Book|
My cousin has this book, which I’ll feature in an upcoming video on Family History Fanatics. I love seeing the way her hairstyles have changed over the years – including what she calls “Lion Hair!” This memory book sits in her office to pick up and reminisce or to quickly grab on her anniversary.
Sometimes this book iss difficult to find online, but a similar product is available at Amazon. Same concept, different front cover.
There are several reasons why parents rarely complete baby books. First, the book spans more than one year. Most 5-year keepsakes are rarely completed. Secondly, a new parent(s) loses their mind caring for the infant and can’t find time to keep up such a book. Or perhaps the child in question is a second, third, fourth, or subsequent child. Oh, those poor neglected children at the end of the birth order!
|First Year Baby Memory Journal Book
+ Bonus Monthly Milestone Stickers
Amazon has a wide assortment of first-year memory books. Just remember, only purchase the keepsakes that span only one year. Avoid the five-year ones like the plague!
|My Baptism Memories – Keepsake|
If you have a single event in a child’s life like baptism, communion, or bar mitzvah, there are plenty of such books on Amazon. Add keepsake book to your search terms to narrow the results to books.
But childhood also has anniversary just like a wedding anniversary. The annual “Last Day of School!” Celebrate the end of a year and take one day to go out for ice cream or sticky buns. Then grab a pen and record a few memories. When you’re done, head home and select your child’s most favorite, hardest grade earned, and award certificates and tuck them in the pockets of this book.
Slip in a copy of the annual school photo, and you have that year’s memories captured in half a day or less! (Then when the kids go back to school. Take the school papers and artwork they brought home and didn’t save and toss them. I know I’m a homeschooling momma, but my friends who school their kids at public and private schools know the sweet pleasure of toss the school papers! Freedom!)
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If you have other event books that we should know about, leave them in the comment section below!