Saturday, October 15, 2011

Memory Books

Last week I decided I MUST do something with the mess of kiddo school papers and artwork sitting around waiting to become something fabulous our family can treasure later. Sound familiar? I've worked really hard to get rid of things I know we don't use or won't look at later but some things are just too hard to throw away! School photos, special awards, grade reports, and the sweet little picture my first grader drew two months ago that says 'I wuv u mom, u r da best mom evr!"
Really, how can I part with that?!
File folders are too boring to look through if I even remember they're there, scrapbooks take too long, and the idea of scanning everything into the computer just seems like a hassle! Plus, the originals are so much fun to look at :)
Meanwhile, the piles on my kitchen counter space continue to build....
I've finally come up with an idea that I can't wait to share!
Top loading, acid free, 8.5x11 size plastic sleeves are bound into a book
I can build the book with any number of sleeves to hold as much or as little of what you can't part with
Make a separate book for each grade or combine grades in one book separated by tabs
Best of all, I let the kiddos pick their own fabric, which makes it even more fun to look at later!

Now, when an artistic masterpiece arrives home from school, I have a perfect place for it to land, which makes dinner preparation much easier!

Want one of your own? Just send me a message or visit my
I'd love to customize one just for you!