I’m sorry that I’ve been gone for so long. Let me tell you, I’m feeling ready and I’m ready to get back into the blogging game. I even signed up for a Blogging Your Way class brought to you by decor8 and leslie fine int… which I am VERY excited for. In the meantime, I would like to tell you all how I store the things that are near and dear to my heart.
I thought about this for a long time. There are so many things that I like to save from people – cards, programs, tickets, newspaper clippings, etc and I kept trying to find the best way to store all of these things. I tried putting them in a scrapbook – but the problem is that you can’t read both sides of the cards. I tried putting them in folders in a binder, but that got messy very quickly because everything fell out of them. I tried throwing everything important to me in a box, but I found that I was not looking through it as often as I wanted to. So here’s what I finally decided on:
A show box with different color coded tabs. This method works out very well because it’s very easy to browse through everything in the shoebox, it easily holds paper of all sizes, you can easily leave it out on a counter so that it’s visible and it’s a good use of a shoebox (I always hate throwing them out, they always seem so useful).
Here are some examples of categories for your own shoe box:
- Programs (concerts, musicals, plays)
- Wedding Announcements (and bridal shower, bachelorette party, bachelor party, etc)
- Cards (holiday, homemade, personal, samples)
- Notes (postits, fortune cookie sayings, cards on flowers, etc)
- Newspaper Clippings
There are plenty of things to do with all of those papers, programs and cards that you have laying around. This one works best for me. I like being able to pull the memories out whenever I’d like to and be able to look at them from every angle. If that’s not for you try some other techniques such as hanging them in a picture frame, putting them on a burreau, using them as a bookmark, making a collage, creating a scrapbook or attaching them to a mirror.
How do you store your memories? Happy Storing!