list of methods to preserve and collect memories

Feb, 17 Memories

I look back at a journal that I keep by my bed to record the things my kids say or do. Sometimes when I go back through it, I am surprised. Those details that I was sure I would never forget, I’ve already forgotten! You think you’ll always remember those precious details, but sadly, you’ll remember very few unless you record them some how. Here are some methods:

list of methods to preserve and collect memories |

  • Photo album (even just the kind where you slip the photo into a sleeve)
  • Scrapbook (I am not fancy with my scrapbook. I don’t use any scrapping accessories, but I do like to journal on my pages.)
  • Journal (one for the whole family or one for each kid)
  • Audio recording (You’ll thank yourself for recording your little sweetie singing, “Twinkle, Twinkle” when she was just 2 years old.)
  • Video recording (Be sure to use the date feature or get in the habit of announcing the date each time you video something or someone.)
  • Online photo sharing sites (These store your digital photos. Organize photos into albums by dates or activities, e.g., DotPhoto or Shutterfly.)
  • Blogs (Personal blogs are a great way to share stories and photos with family and friends.)
  • Photo books (These are easy to create if you’ve been using an online photo sharing site and they make great gifts.)
  • Calendar (Get an inexpensive calendar printed with your family’s photos and even birthdays and special dates included. Jot a note about something special that happened each day. Be sure to save it.)
  • Memories ePlanner¬†from

What is your favorite way to collect and preserve your memories?

4 responses to “list of methods to preserve and collect memories”

  1. Luisa says:

    Thanks for the etravel planner. I absolutely love it. It is full of great ideas and best of all, all of them are simple and doable… I will share your site on my blog in a post next week…
    .-= Luisa´s last blog ..CSDIVAS ONLINE CROP–> Mark your calendars girls! =-.

  2. Kim says:

    I would love a simple way to help my family keep a record of memories

  3. Jessica says:

    I almost feel bad entering again. Almost. ;-)

    I am a scrapbooker, though I haven’t had time to keep up since my kid was born (7/08). So I keep my photos stored online at flickr, organized into “albums,” and I keep a family blog so our family all over the country can keep up with what’s going on. I kept little audio bites and info like first words in an iPhone app, but it didn’t sync right and I lost everything. :-(

    Some day I’ll have time again, and I’ll scrapbook once more.
    .-= Jessica´s last blog progress =-.


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