How important is it to preserve your child’s memories?

As a millennial mom, preserving my son’s memories is a PRIORITY.

Although I have some great childhood memories (and some not so good ones), I don’t have a lot of physical memorabilia. We had a house fire when I was in high school that left us homeless and ruined all of our possessions. Because of that, preserving memories is very important to me.

I want to make sure my son has as many memories as possible. I am establishing the way I preserve his memories NOW, while he is young. I know my son will appreciate it when he gets older and I will be glad I took the time to do it.

Here are some ways you can preserve your child’s memories.

Physical

Memory File Box– Create a separate memory box for each child. Create a folder for each year. You can start as early as birth. You can save things like, photos, notes, report cards, artwork, handwriting samples, awards, etc. It’s an easy, quick way to save everything that is not digital.


Photo Book- Don’t let all your photos collect digital dust. Print yearly family photo books. It’s easy to start making a photo book and never finishing (I still need to finish my pregnancy book). In order to avoid giving up, update the book a few times through out the year. Groupon always has great deals on photo books. 

Digital

Email-  Create an email for your child and send pictures, letters, notes, your child’s funny quotes, advice, etc. Give them the password when they turn 18 or 21.

YouTube- Start a family VLOG on YouTube. Share it with the family, friends, or the entire world. It’s a great way to preserve memories, watch your child’s progression through out the years, and it can be profitable.

Cloud- Save pictures and videos to a cloud service. Be sure not to forget the password. Share the videos and photos with your child when they get older. Keep the pictures organized by event, year, school grade and/or per child.

How do you preserve your child’s memories?

-Aleicia