Have you found a memory keeping idea that is just right for you yet? Well here are a few more ideas that are simple and easy ways for you to record memories of your children, or family or spouse, grandparents, you name it.
Idea #1: Name picture book
I bought a set of chip board pieces and decided to turn them into a name book for my little pumpkin. On each page I put a picture of her and then a little label with a word starting with each letter of her name. This is a simple way to save pictures and express how you feel about someone else. This would be fun to do for your spouse also.
Idea #2: 10 Things I Love About You
I bought this premade book for this one but you could easily do the same thing yourself. The idea is on each page you have a little picture (wallet sized) and then you write something you love about your child (or whomever you are making this for). This is a great and easy idea because you only need 10 of everything (pages, pictures and ideas). So easy to do in a short amount of time. You could fancy up the pages and cover if you want but it is beautiful simple and plain also.
Photo collage books. I love photo books. They are so easy to make and can look as scrapbooky as you want them too. There are tons of places to make photo books and there are always good deals on these. Snapfish, Shutterfly, My Publisher, even Walmart have photo book making options. My favorite easy thing to do is make photo collages (I use Picassa to do this) and then upload them as the pages in the book. It is so easy and a great way to use lots of pictures (if you are like me and can't delete any of your adorable kids).
Idea #4: Paper Bag Pocket book
To make one of these you need to cut paper bags down to your desired size. Put these together (eyelets work the best) with the open end out (these become pockets for extra pictures). Once your book is assembled you can embellish however you like. These are such cute mini scrapbooks. The possibilities are endless and you can change the size to fit different photos. This one used 3x5 photos. I like these because they are a great way to make a special memory album of a certain event (this one was of all fall pictures). It is something different and I love the pockets (they would be great places to store little journal entries).