There was a New York City map from when I visited the city, a pigeon I made at a Natural History Museum, various tickets from the cinema or other museums, the one and only One Direction concert ticket... and sometimes I do even attempt to make a drawing and I decorate the pages with my little quirky cartoons and randomness.
From time to time I filled with more and more items. A new ticket or another photo. I basically watch it grow. There are many many things that bring a shiny smile to my face every single time I see them, memories I now keep like a treasure inside my book, and inside my heart. Sometimes, I just open the book and have fun remembering all those wonderful things I once did, or I'll show it to some family member or friend, and then we'll remember together (this has just been a little cheesy, I know, don't judge me).
My little tips and tricks:
- It is such a simple DIY activity that you do not need anything more besides scissors, a glue and a pen to write down some comments. Easy and cheap, don't you love it?
- When starting, look around in your house. You'll be amazed by the insane amount of random strange memories you'll find lost somewhere, like old restaurants cards or tickets or drawings from little kids (unless, of course, you are super duper tidy). Use them!
- Attach a little comment next to items. I usually write down the date, who I was with and what did we do. And sometimes even my thoughts and feelings at the moment.
- But if there is no visual picture, don't worry! Maybe you didn't keep any paper from that fun night out, but you can still write down a comment about it with a shiny big smile on it, so you know what it was, or maybe draw the moment!
- Most importantly: have fun with it. Enjoy gathering the little things, remembering those past beautiful moments... if you are doing it is because you love it, not because you should to. And besides it, don't forget to live in the time! Enjoy your life and always do what you love. (oh sorry going back to cliché chessy things)
Come with me to explore my memories.
And you, how do you keep your memories alive?