Preserving Childhood Memories

Children grow up too fast. This is a guide about preserving childhood memories.


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March 31, 2010 Flag

This isn't really a tip but rather a hopeful 'ThriftyFun Family Shares Memories' idea. There was just a tip posted for how to keep your shoelaces tied and it brought back memories of when I was first learning to tie my own shoes (over fifty years ago).

Is anyone willing to share their stories about their memories whether about themselves, a child, or grandchild? I think it would be fun I'll start.

I was about three and a half or just four and I remember one day being so determined that I kept trying and trying for what seemed like forever. Right about when I started crying out of frustration, 'it worked' and I sat giggling with glee and for days I kept tying and tying over and over again LOL!


BTW, I ended up double bowing because most of the time they wouldn't stay tied

By Deeli from Richland, WA

Editor's Note: Do you have a family memory to share? Post them in the feedback here!

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March 14, 2013 Flag

Every year, since our kids were in Kindergarten, I have taken a photo of them in their cubbies. Looking back at them, they are so small those first few years.

This last year, with much protest, I forced our son to once again climb into his cubby. He is in 5th grade and over 5 foot tall, so he barely fits!

I absolutely love having these photos and have put them on notice that I will be taking them each year until they graduate, like it or not! Why not think of a fun image that you can capture each year as they grow up? :) It will be well worth the protest, I promise!

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May 5, 2010 Flag

My 7 year old grandaughter says the most thoughtful things to me. I got the idea to start writing down the things she says. I purchased a beautiful journal which so reminds me of her.

When she says things like, "Nannie, I love you to the moon and back" or tells me she has to come help me because she loves just being with me, I have it all written down as to never forget the thoughtful, and loving things this beautiful child says to me. I record the dates also.

She has no idea I do this. When she grows up I will give this journal to her.

By ashleybunkin from WV

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February 4, 2013 Flag

My earliest memories of my grandmother are connected to her busy with some kind of needlecraft. She was keen on sewing, quilting, and crocheting.

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Quilting Memories for the Future

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September 10, 2010 Flag

My daughter came up with the best idea to save her 2 1/2 year old twin boys artwork! They do some kind of art project nearly every day, and the papers were really beginning to pile up at home!

Binder for Saving School Keepsakes

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August 30, 2011 Flag

My son got married and left dozens of StarWars and other collectible cars, toys and beloved things from his childhood jammed into a crate. I wraped each one individually in a brown lunch bag and taped the top shut.

Storing Collectible Toys for the Future

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April 27, 2009 Flag

On the first day of school, make sure you take a photo of your child before they leave the house. On the last day of school, take a photo also so you can see how much they have progressed physically as well as educationally!

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February 23, 2012 Flag

If you have things that are special to you because they were made by someone important to you, like knitted items or kids school projects, snap a photo of it and file it in a special album.

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September 23, 2011 Flag

This was our oldest daughter's first day of Kindergarten. She's been a "Daddy's Girl" from the moment she was born and this day was no different. She had Daddy's hand tight as we walked her into her first day of school.

By Tom-Sarah G.

Father and Daughter off to the First Day of School

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September 7, 2007 Flag

My husband is always being funny. It was my daugther's birthday and he wanted to be Big Bird, take a look!

By Maria from Somerville, MA

Dad with party hat over nose

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