A few months ago, I attempted to start organizing my memories – this includes everything from ticket stubs, to theater brochures, to wedding invitations, to homemade greeting cards, to postcards and beyond. Here’s a reminder of what that looked like the first time I tried this -
It was working really well until I realized I had another whole box of stuff from previous years that needed to be sorted. I finally decided it was time to do it right. It wasn’t cheap. I’m still not convinced it’s the best way to do it, but it’s the best way to do it right now. I bought many half sized binders and many many protective sheets, and I started filing. Hopefully this theory lasts a little bit longer than the last one. Now I just need to find a shelf to put them on.
Also, in case you were wondering, I store pictures in photo albums. I actually print my favorite pictures from every event and put them in old fashioned photo albums. I usually print pictures in multiples of 4 and visualize the page layouts as I’m choosing which pictures I want to print. Where do I print the pictures? Snapfish. If you sign up for their emails, every few months you get an email that says “99 prints for 99 cents” – and with shipping it comes to $6.50ish and it shows up right at your door via US mail. Awesomeness.
So, I ask the question one more time, how do you store your memories?