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Memory keeping or memory preservation is a valuable and meaningful undertaking for each of us. Memory keeping encompasses so much more than just  scrapbooks and fancy paper. Through memory keeping we are able to leave a tangible legacy  for our families.

Memory keeping is the opportunity to leave a tangible legacy for our children and family members.

Memory keeping is so much more than scrapbook paper and stickers (though that can certainly be part of it).

Memory keeping is using any medium to document a story or single moment in time.

In my life, I have found that the more ways I incorporate memory keeping into my life, the more blessings I discover from God.

– See more at: http://www.themomcreative.com/2011/10/31-days-why-memory-keeping-matters.html#sthash.WvSCyNB3.dpuf

Memory keeping is the opportunity to leave a tangible legacy for our children and family members.

Memory keeping is so much more than scrapbook paper and stickers (though that can certainly be part of it).

Memory keeping is using any medium to document a story or single moment in time.

In my life, I have found that the more ways I incorporate memory keeping into my life, the more blessings I discover from God.

– See more at: http://www.themomcreative.com/2011/10/31-days-why-memory-keeping-matters.html#sthash.WvSCyNB3.dpuf

Memory keeping is the opportunity to leave a tangible legacy for our children and family members.

Memory keeping is so much more than scrapbook paper and stickers (though that can certainly be part of it).

Memory keeping is using any medium to document a story or single moment in time.

In my life, I have found that the more ways I incorporate memory keeping into my life, the more blessings I discover from God.

– See more at: http://www.themomcreative.com/2011/10/31-days-why-memory-keeping-matters.html#sthash.WvSCyNB3.dpuf

Memory keeping is the opportunity to leave a tangible legacy for our children and family members.

Memory keeping is so much more than scrapbook paper and stickers (though that can certainly be part of it).

Memory keeping is using any medium to document a story or single moment in time.

In my life, I have found that the more ways I incorporate memory keeping into my life, the more blessings I discover from God.

– See more at: http://www.themomcreative.com/2011/10/31-days-why-memory-keeping-matters.html#sthash.WvSCyNB3.dpuf

Memory keeping is the opportunity to leave a tangible legacy for our children and family members.

Memory keeping is so much more than scrapbook paper and stickers (though that can certainly be part of it).

Memory keeping is using any medium to document a story or single moment in time.

In my life, I have found that the more ways I incorporate memory keeping into my life, the more blessings I discover from God.

– See more at: http://www.themomcreative.com/2011/10/31-days-why-memory-keeping-matters.html#sthash.WvSCyNB3.dpuf

We all want to leave a legacy. We have been given an innate sense of wanting to leave our mark.  Even before written languages existed, man left drawings on stone to preserve that which they thought important.

Today, we all take photos. Why not organize, preserve and make them a part of your life.

You may have photos in one or more of the following categories:

  • heritage photos
  • envelopes of prints that were film that you had taken to (or mailed) to be developed
  • rolls of undeveloped film
  • photos in albums (archival safe or not)
  • 100’s or 1000’s of digital images

At the time you or your family member took these photos, they were important. Taking time to organize and document these memories will allow them to hold value for the future.  I will walk you through step by step process to organize, preserve and display your photos.

Over the next few weeks we will touch on all facets of memory keeping, including:

  • Where to start.
  • Organizing
  • Photography tips
  • Displaying photos
  • Scrapbook
  • Digital albums
  • Preserving memorabilia
  • Journaling

You can see the list of all posts in this series here.

I think each of us can find a method of Memory Keeping that works for us and fits into our lives.  I look forward to working alongside you in your memory keeping endeavor.

Please comment and let me know your thoughts on memory keeping.

 

Denise

 

 

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4 Responses to Memory Keeping 101

  1. Sue says:

    Denise, What a wonderful legacy you have begun for yourself and your family! I have a question for you and hopefully you can give me some advice. When Ron died, Alissa asked family members and friends to write loving memories and/or stories of Ron, so that she could share them with her children since they would grow up, sadly not knowing him. Now she has all these wonderful letters and doesn’t know how to preserve or make them into a book of sorts. Any suggestions?
    Thanks…hope all is well with you and yours…I love seeing and reading all about your family AND a beautiful grandson! Sue

    • dkarmie7 says:

      Thank you Sue! I did a bit of researching on your question. If she has a decent scanner on her printer at home my suggestion would be the following. She can scan each note and save them as a photo/jpeg. Then she has the option of printing them as any size photo. She can also take those photo files and load them to a site like Snapfish or Shutterfly and have them printed into a hardbound book. That would probably be my choice. Once she makes the book, she can then print as many copies as needed. Please have her email me if she needs any help. denisekarmie@gmail.com

      • Sue Dyett says:

        Thanks, Denise! All of your helpful suggestions and tips will be very helpful. I hope that this will be Alissa’s summer project. She teaches First Grade here in Stow, so trying to do a project like this would be difficult during the school year, plus 3 children!!

        I wish you all the best with this wonderful endeavor! I enjoy following…

        Sue

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