Happy New Year to all of you! I have a very specific New Years Resolution that I plan to finish by the end of the month. My first child was born in 2007, and ever since then I have been keeping tons of momentos. The pile of momentos is overflowing, so I have decided by the end of the month, his scrapbook from birth to now will be done. I have kept things from the hospital, to doctor visits, art from daycare/preschool, and more. I love creating scrapbooks. I’ve also recommended scrapbooking when dealing with tragedies, death, and emotions.
Ironically, I found the scrapbook I purchased at Michaels years ago on Amazon: KandCompany Little House Boxed Baby Boy 12-Inch by 12-Inch Scrapbook Kit. I purchased more clear inserts for my scrapbook this weekend because I have run out of room. When he was born, I began a baby/memory book. However, I like scrapbooks better. There are tons of useless pages in the memory book that I will never use (i.e., like the price of a gallon of milk in 2007, 4 pages devoted to baby showers, etc).
My daughter just turned 2 so I need to make sure I start on hers also before I forget things. As a mom, we are so busy that it seems like if we don’t keep on top of things at the moment, we could forget specific dates and memories. This is where Facebook comes in handy for me. Like most beaming moms, every now and then I will post milestones on Facebook. Now with Facebook’s new timeline feature, I can go back and find out what date my children did something and now record it in the scrapbook.
Do you scrapbook?