When the kids are young it feels like the days are going to last forever, but there are generations of parents who can tell you this isn’t true. Now is the time to make sure you capture memories because tomorrow is never a guarantee. Your family is the most important thing in life; make sure you capture the moments that will allow you to smile and reminiscence for years to come. Once the kids move out and move on, you will have plenty of momentosto remind you of the good old days if you take the following few steps. Here are five ways that you can cherish family memories while you are still busy making them.
Take As Many Photos as You Want
People are always going to judge, so let them judge while you take millions of photos of your kids. In the end, those are the photos that you will browse through and cherish for years to come. If you want to take photos of every event in their life, feel free to do so. While you are at it, make sure you shoot plenty of videos too. You don’t need to wait for a major event to take photos or video, because oftentimes it is the smallest moments that you will look back on the most fondly. For example, when you are older you probably won’t care about high school graduation, but photos of your children playing together as siblings will warm your heart.
Save Signature Clothing Items
You can’t realistically save everything that your children own, although some parents will testify that they want too. Selling or giving away clothing items that seem to embody your child’s spirit can be hard, but it is a necessary task. That said, don’t feel bad about saving a few favorite items from each different age group or milestone event. You will love sifting through old clothing and baby items that evoke strong feelings once your children are grown. Plus, with any event, you will have a few keepsakes you can give them to pass onto their children down the road.
In a digital world, it can be nice to have something tangible to hold onto as your children grow. Discs and files can get lost, but a photo book is a bit easier to store and break out at family events. With this in mind, consider putting together photo books a few times a year to help further protect future memories. The internet has made it easier than ever to hop online and create custom photo books that can be delivered to your doorstep.
Journal When you Can
Most people don’t have a lot of spare time, but if you get a few minutes here and there you should try journaling your family memories. These journals are a gem that your children and grandchildren will appreciate one day. Plus, they are a great way to make sure that your family’s stories stay lively and vivid for the next few generations.