Family Memory Packets – recording the year…& looking forward

This is an idea I have shared before but this year I have created the pages to simply print and fill in! 
Family Memory Packets
Free printable sheets HERE 
Fill out page 1 and also include a recent snapshot and/or trace their hands. Even the adults! 🙂 It’s fun to see how their hands change from year to year. 
Page 2 and 3 are self explanatory. If your kids are too little to write simple write down their response. 
Here’s another great idea we will be adding to our packets this year! The How Does She blog shared a great idea – Yearly Video Interview! I love the idea of combining the video with the handwritten on paper journal type together! and capturing them doing their favorite thing – CUTE! I’ll just have to make sure and create the DVD and slip it into the packet so all the “pieces” are together.
 If you are looking ahead at the memories you will make in 2012, this Time Capsule jar is darling! You drop in movie ticket stubs, photos, etc all year long! 
 AND if you are planning a fun family vacation or large purchase, a great way to get the family involved in the saving process a VISUAL way is this shadow box bank idea
 You could also easily put the visual photo into a jar instead of the shadow box! 
I hope you found some good ideas for capturing this past year and looking forward to the next! 
Don’t forget to check out all of the New Years ideas I shared this week!


  1. Great ideas. It is like a capsule for a year.

  2. Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in CBH Digital Scrapbooking Freebies, under the Page 3 post on Dec. 30, 2011. Thanks again.

  3. Great ideas!! 🙂

  4. I love the Time Capsule jar. I’m going to try it this year!

  5. these are such cute idea, I’m definitely pinning them to do!

  6. Thanks for linking to my shadowbox bank! Looks like you have some great ideas! I’m now following you.

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