Save Family Memories In A Couple’s Memory Book
Building a relationship, starting a family, and growing old together are serious accomplishments. When you want to save your memories, one of the best ways to preserve your memories are in a book.
Self-Publish Your Family Story
Many people do not realize how easy it is to have a book published. Anyone can have a book published in any amount through Amazon.com and Barnes & Noble through BN.com. If you can use a word processing program and upload photos, you can create a book that has 20 pages or 200 pages.
You can even design your unique cover. Both sites walk you step by step through the entire process, with the exception of writing the book.
Old School Scrapbooks
Another fun way to save your memories is by creating a scrapbook. You can do this by hand with all of the creative scrapbooking materials that are available at craft stores, or you can create one on Snapfish.com, Shutterfly.com, or Flickr.com or one of the many different photo processing sites. Those photo websites will let you design a photo scrapbook.
You can choose how many pages you want to have and how many photos you want on each page. You can also write captions together for each picture. You, your spouse, and your family will love looking through the photographs as the years pass.
One Big Book or Lots of Little Ones
If you decide to make a scrapbook that you and your spouse put together as you go, you can add pages as you all have more and more experiences and memories. With the photo hosting websites, you can make different books as you go. You will have to decide what works best for your family, one large volume or several smaller ones. Or, maybe you decide to make one big scrapbook for each year. You can even decide to do something completely different that fits your family’s style.
Go with Old Fashioned Photo Books
Even in today’s high tech world, companies are still manufacturing and selling “old fashioned” photo books where you slide the pictures into plastic sleeves. Many photo books have spaces where you can write captions, which actually protects your pictures because you don’t have to write on the backs of the actual photos.
If you want to stay away from any kind of technology, one very romantic way to create a book is to write in journals together. With a journal you write together, you can add memories as they happen; save ticket stubs, flowers, and other small objects; and add whatever you want to throw into the book. You can also have fun with choosing a beautiful book with high quality paper. The journal can be full of tactile memories and written messages and memories.
You could also surprise your spouse with a special journal full of memories that you have of him or her.