Hello! It's Jennifer Larson. As I scrapbook with children 11 and 12 years old, I am starting to ponder exactly how to best remember their childhood treasures. Here's some ideas.
My youngest brings home work from school that are so sweet. Recently he brought home a sticky note with a snowboarder stamped on it with some long and short term goals. I thought it was funny, so I made the following page:
Rather than putting the sticky note on the page, I took a picture of it and placed it on the page with a current photo. An idea if you are awash with memorabilia but don't want to put it on a page.
And then my eldest. I was cleaning out my desk at work (we're losing the office space for new classrooms) and I found an old photo of him framed and decorated from his preschool years. It was falling apart, so I knew I couldn't keep it. Here's what I did:
Since he was so much bigger, I asked him to hold the photo as I took a picture to highlight how far he's come. Then I got rid of the photo--but I still have the memory.
Thank you for checking out my pages! I hope it gives you ideas for keeping childhood mementos--yours or your children's--without actually keeping them.