Bits & Pieces – Preserving your life story

Nothing conjures nostalgia better than paging through old photo albums or reading love letters from a distant time. These momentos, each and every one, are a unique and invaluable piece contributing to your family timeline or life story.

Most of us have little piles (or giant collections) of memorabilia packed away in our cupboards.

These might include:

Your children’s (or grandchildren’s) artwork or schoolwork.
Family keepsakes that have been handed down through generations.
Ticket stubs, trip itineraries, or other evidence of your travels over the years.
Letters from loved ones.
Anything that has special significance to you.

No matter what your collection consists of, the goal is to keep your family history alive for future generations. Your memorabilia may be connected to photos and family stories, so it’s a good idea to keep it organized and only keep the pieces that important to you.

It can seem like a daunting task facing the prospect of sifting through a lifetime of memorabilia.
So ideally, you would want to break up the work into smaller increments of one to two hours, rather than take on the whole project all at once. By working in stages, you are more likely to stay focused and motivated and be able to give your memorabilia the time and attention it deserves. Go through this process slowly and carefully, and in doing so, you’ll be able to tell a story that lasts for years to come.

Well, what’s next?

Digitizing and documenting the items in your memorabilia collection is highly recommended. Scan letters, old print photos and important documents then file in categorized memory folders. Thankfully most photos taken today would either be taken with your phone or a digital camera, eliminating this tedious scanning process.
Storing your precious memories for the long term has also become less arduous. No longer will you need to keep a stack of USB drives just save them.

The ForKeeps App is a wonderful platform to preserve your memories, photos, and life stories, ensuring your memories are kept safe forever.
For a limited time only, you will receive five free albums when you download the app or register online. The types of albums to choose from are the Newborn, Tribute, Legacy, Wedding and Custom albums.