Family. For most people, this is the most important thing in their lives.
Some families do everything together.
Others do not spend enough time together. In fact, 57% of parents in this survey thought they did not have enough quality time with their kids.
For either scenario, a family memory book is a perfect way to capture the highlights that your family has gone through together.
What is a memory book? And what family memory book ideas can you come up with?
These are some tips to help you get started.
Organize By Date
Creating a good memory book can start by going in chronological order. For families, this can start with early pictures of parents meeting each other and spending time together.
Then, have young pictures of children and put more current pictures of those children as the pages go on.
Doing it like this can allow you to tell the story of how this chapter of the family tree got started, and it can allow you to go back through memory lane and recap how you progressed.
Make It Personal
One big way to make a memory book special is to personalize it to fit your family. There are several ways to do this if you know your family well enough, such as putting quotes in there that your family members either like to use a lot or are inspired by.
Other ways include a personal drawing or item such as a favorite color, animal, a favorite sports logo, or a favorite icon.
It tends to be the little things that make a difference with gifts like this, so it is important not to forget those and think of the best things in this category that can represent each family member.
Special Events and Milestones
For a memory book, you have room to get creative and have themed pages and even themed sections. You can make a couple of pages dedicated to some of the biggest vacations that you have gone on together as a family.
Also, you can dedicate pages to personal milestones such as weddings and anniversary parties. For younger members, this can be a high school or college graduation party.
The Right Support
This refers to the supplies that you might need to make your memory book perfect. Things you might look for can be certain paper, a sturdy cover, colored pen, gorilla glue, and more.
You may have a higher priority on the right photo platform with supportive frames for those mobile pictures to come to life, such as on Newlywords.com. There are many family memory book templates available here.
Some people may be willing to put minimal effort to make this themselves, but doing it the right way at a higher quality may take outside help.
Create Your Perfect Family Memory Book
Your family memory book can highlight the best of your family and bring you all closer together. Capture the moments you have enjoyed together to look back on fondly and pass it on to the next generation.
For more tips on bringing families closer together, check out our blog.