How Do You Capture the Memories? Moms Talk
Share your ideas for scrapbooks, photo displays, online storage and more!
As far as home movies go, this beats the family waving at the entrance to Disney World.
Frans Hofmeester shot video of his daughter Lotte every week from when she was born. Recently, he edited all that video into a home movie that shows her growing up before your eyes. From drooling baby to the threshold of adolesence, he distilled her 12 years into two minutes and 45 seconds.
Lots of parents may get misty-eyed as they remember all the changes they've seen in their own children.
Today, lets talk photographs and memories. How have you chronicled your childrens' growing-up?
Some may use colorful, creative scrapbooks. Others may shoot home movies. Some journal. Many may be trying to figure out how to organize all the photos, both digital and print.
Have you organized your childhood and old family photos? A friend of mine recently brought in her parents' dozens of slide trays to a photo shop in my hometown to have them all scanned and put on discs for the whole family.
Do you have annual tradition photos, like all wearing matching holiday clothes in front of the Christmas tree?
Share ideas and inspiration, either in the comments or by uploading photos of your own photo/memory projects. Advice from scrapbookers is always welcome!
Joining us, as always, is our awesome Moms Council.
Julie A. Short is a freelance reporter who has worked with Patch and is also a communications professional. She is a first-time mom of a son born in 2010.
Monina Wagner works in public relations. She has a daughter, Amara. Monina is also a member of the Disney Moms Panel, one of 15 moms selected nationwide, advising people online about planning Disney vacations. Monina has also started blogging for Avon Patch. If you're a parent and want to share your experiences raising children in Avon, you can also become an Avon Patch blogger.
Stephanie Predovich is a mom of four children ages 6 and under with her husband, Bill. Their fourth child, Colette, arrived Jan. 10. Stephanie also works part-time.
Christine Papesch is a native of New Jersey. She is a marketing professional who has worked in advertising, market research, vending and equipment companies. She and her husband live in Avon with their two children.
Michele Welshhans is a mom to a Girl Scout and lives in Avon.