This is the 24th day in a series: 31 Days of Memory Keeping. Check out all the posts here.
Sometimes mementos can't be put in a photo book. They are three-dimensional and need space.
Here are three ideas for storing mementos:
12×12 envelopes: In my scrapbooks, I love to use these 12×12 envelopes by Becky Higgins (they are releasing soon – I have some old ones from past CK kits) . I think they are especially great for greetings cards – I have one filled with congratulations/new baby cards in each of my kids' baby books. I plan to include one in my Project Life album next year to save cards that we receive throughout the year.
Shadow Boxes: I love shadow boxes! My first shadow box held an autographed copy of the book, Alicia: My Story in it. I recently saw this shadow box one on Pinterest and plan to make one like it it in a couple years when Elias grows out of playing with matchbox cars every second of every day. I'm sure Lightening McQueen and Tow Mater will be in his. 🙂
I also love this one to display shoes – I think I might make a similar one with Elias and Adeline's first shoes, side by side.
Memory Keepers (my fave!): I have recently become introduced to these memory boxes from Paper Coterie and love them for storing greeting cards, school treasures and little pieces of life.
The first time I ordered one, when it arrived I audibly gasped over the beauty. In all my years of making photo products, I have never seen anything like Paper Coterie's memory keeper boxes.
What exactly is a memory keeper you ask?
Memory keepers are 9.75×13 linen boxes that you can customize with photos, text, etc. They take less than 5 minutes to make and are stunning in person.
They can be store flat or standing on their sides.
I have one for letters and cards that Matthew and I have given each other, one for mementos from Adeline's first year and one for Elias's artwork and school treasures.
These memory keepers also make great gifts. I am so excited about the one I just made for my grandma. My grandparents dated through WWII, when my Papa was stationed overseas. My grandma has dozens of letters from him in a shoebox and this memory keeper is going to be a great upgrade. 🙂
Memory Keeper Ideas:
- Baby's first year
- Mementos from a trip (the boxes are big so you could include objects like seashells, hats, etc.)
- Handmade items (ie: a baby's handknit sweater + the story of it + photo of baby wearing it on the front)
- Special Christmas treasues (handmade ornaments, special mementos)
- Concert and play tickets, programs, playbils, etc.
- Items for a time capsule (maybe for a special birthday, birth, etc.)
- College keepsakes (ie: posters, programs, anything special from college days)
- Pro sports team memorabilia (ie: game tickets, programs, photos, etc.)
You guessed it! To wrap up 31 Days of Memory Keeping, Paper Coterie is generously providing all Mom Creative readers with a code for a FREE Memory Keeper ($38 value). Just use the code MOMCREATIVE3 (shipping charges will apply). This offer is valid until October 30.
Are you freaking out excited?
Because I am.
Thank you, thank you to Paper Coterie.
What will you create?
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