As I think back to childhood stories a smile is always the first thing that happens. Reminiscing about the good old days even if they were hard old days is a pleasure for most of us. I recently found a new way to preserve these family memories.
My Mother loves to write and has recently began a blog in which she writes about family memories in the days past, her love of God and also about antiques and how they were used during their time period. This breath of fresh air to our families' heritage has urged me to collect these writings. Since she is writing them nearly daily, it will be a journal written by her that I can collect and preserve for myself and future generations, passing down not only our family memories but also her legacy of faith and insight.
Check out her blog at http://www.apronstringsandfavoritethings.blogspot.com
Since most blog articles are brief I used an 8x8 album by American Crafts which matches my 12x12 Scrapbook albums. (I found this 8x8 album at Big Lot's for $3.00.) Such an amazing deal! Now I just need a great picture to add to the front album window.
I knew that I could dress up the pages and create a more scrapbook type of journal with page protectors and decorations, but I wanted something that I would keep up to date and could simply print the blog article, trim to 8x8, punch holes and put in the book. We scrapbookers know how hard it can be to keep current with all the pictures and such. I made a cardboard template of where my holes should be punched and used it with the pages to punch holes since my 3 hole punch didn't have the right spacing between holes.
If you have someone in your family who writes a blog or if you share stories yourself, think of preserving those family memories and leave a lasting legacy for all to enjoy!