At the end of every year we are faced with many huge messes (even more so now that we have a child receiving crazy amounts of gifts and cards). I am somewhat of a sentimental person and just can’t bring myself to throw away the piles of Birthday cards (my husband and I both celebrate near-Christmas birthdays), Christmas cards, first Father’s Day/Mother’s Day card, and so on. The result is that I have piles of cards from who-knows-when lying around, along with various photos that I’ve had printed for some reason or another. This is just a small pile that we’ve accumulated over the past few weeks (let alone past year).
1 shoe box
Of course, you can add things and embellish however you desire (hot glue ribbon or twine to the seams/corners of the box, add rhinestones or jewels, etc), but these are the basic things I used for my first, simple memory box. You get the point. Your’s will probably be much cooler than this one. 😉
Cut the pieces out and glue them to the corresponding sides.
Easy, cheap craft that helps you organize away your special moments. I am going to start my 2012 box now, so I can quickly store cards and such from the upcoming year instead of piling them as clutter around the house for months on end (yes, I admittedly have too much clutter…and only myself to blame!). I am really looking forward to the future when Evan is older and we can pull down the box from the year he was born, flip through the pictures and cards from his actual birth day, first christmas, etc. Why didn’t I think of this earlier?