It’s that time of year were everything is red, pink and white. Hearts are everywhere and you are bound to receive at least one Valentine. Regardless if you think Valentine’s Day is a greeting card holiday or not, little love notes and Valentines will creep into your home, purse, desk very soon.
If you have kids, multiply that by 50. And glitter. Oh, and stickers, tattoos, lollypops, need I go on? But most moms want to save these Valentines. The ones the kids exchange, the scribbled ones from your children, the sweet one from your spouse. What is the best way to store these?
Photo albums are rarely used for photos anymore. How often do you actually print off pictures and create a photo album? I know I don’t. It’s been a long time since I was handed an album of photos to peruse while visiting a friends home.
You can purchase a set of small albums and slide each Valentine’s day card into the plastic sleeve. You can add labels and dates to remember the giver as well. Because the albums are small, they are much easier to store.
Create a scrapbook dedicated to Valentine’s day! Scrapbooks can come in many shapes and sizes. Smaller scrapbooks are perfect to create a memory book of special cards received from special friends! Kids will enjoy putting these together with you. Later in life these will be treasured memories to share with their own children.
Be sure to make notes about the event where the cards were exchanged, anecdotal notes, etc. You don’t want to just have a bunch of cards, but no memories to go along with them.
Valentine’s Day Book
Want to create your own book? All you need is a hole puncher, and either metal rings or string/ribbon. Gather up all your Valentine’s day cards and hole punch them. You can decide if strings and ribbons or metal rings would be a better fit. Use file labels to add notes and memories to the bottom of each card. I like to add in other papers between the cards to write notes and dates on. This creates a mixed media feel.
Kids will really enjoy helping with this memory making activity. The best part about these storage solutions, is children being able to add their own unique character into the book.
How do you store your Valentines memories?