Keeping up with the Keepsakes with Shoes to Shiraz.
Welcome to my blog if you're coming over from Carrie's blog where she covered how she managed the keepsakes in her life. Today we're talking how we keep the keepsakes, which makes me very excited because I started doing something with the endless piles that kids brought home from school and I love the finished product.
For the longest time, I had just been placing
Here are some options on amazon that I would have bought in lieu of what I got at Walmart: storage ottoman/ fire-safe box with files/ regular file folder/ file folder tote. Honestly, I'm not sure how 12 years of things are going to fit in the little box I got so I have a feeling I'll be getting the totes or ottomans for them to carry on into their grown up lives and maybe I'll keep these original orange boxes along with a few souvenirs for myself......
The hardest part was sorting through everything he had accumulated and deciding what was a keepsake and what wasn't, but once I figured that one out the rest was easy. I labelled the dividers with each grade and the year and as he goes through his schooling, I add his teacher's name. There were a few extra at the end so I put one section for certificates and another for extra-curricular so that I have somewhere to store his report cards from swimming and such.
There were so many things I wanted to keep but I had to go about the task thinking what Willis and Lucia would enjoy seeing when I gave this to them after, sob sob, they are done high school. I kept notes from friends, special Valentines, those sweet messages they wrote to us on Father's and Mother's Day and many an part project that didn't make it to my art folder that is rotated out for each season in their hallway. You can see what that looks like here. In the end I think I've created a perfect time capsule that shows what kinds of kids they are and if they're lucky I'll let them have this box once they are grown ups.
But I have a feeling I will have a hard time parting with this. Here's to the class of 2024.
Now hop on over to my bestie's blog where I'm sure she has some great ideas.