Memory-keeping: the system that works for me

Since this month is a month I want to focus on relationships, I thought I’d write one post to show you all about my memory-keeping, and at least I can then link to this one instead of the 5 or so on the blog 🙂


  1. I take tons of photos on both my camera and iphone, and use photos from both devices for my albums. I’m still partial to my big camera (Canon) but life is much easier with my iphone 6 since the quality of the photos is so magnificent. As they say, the best camera is the one you have with you. And I add, keep your big camera out so you’re more likely to use it.
  2. I do a 52-week photo project of the kids. This is my third year.
  3. I then choose 4 pics per child per month, and 4 pics of them together. Because I take so many photos, I purposefully choose images for that are not from our 52 project pics. One day soon, I’ll just print the 52 photos for our album but that day has not arrived yet. These limitations have given me a lot of freedom.
  4. Then I do project life. Here’s how I used to do it and here’s how I now do it.
  5. The key to successful memory-keeping is being realistic about time and money.
  6. And here’s where I talk more about money because all of this stuff costs money so the key is to think about what will work for you.

How do you preserve your family’s memories?

What have you found is the most realistic method for you, both in terms of time and money?

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  1. Well I am making my project life a bit more compact this year – trying for one page and not two a week (apart from special occasions) mainly for money as it is getting very expensive!

  2. This is not something I’m getting right. Must make more effort.

    • Marcia Francois says

      just decide the minimum thing you want to do, and start doing that thing (maybe one pic a week, or a month)

  3. Lol, feels like Cassey writes my comment before I do! I also am not getting to things I want to do, I think because there is so much going on in my life right now. I started a little, and I like mine digital. I love Illustrator and CorelDraw, so those are my points of call. I also print the sheets loose and get the shop to bind them for me with a wire binder. This is much cheaper then an actual bound traditional photobook. A discussion with the shop goes a long way to saving costs.

  4. April Pittman says

    Love your ideas and creativity!
    I found a way to receive a hardbound 9×9 photo book that sends automatically every 60 days! I have a few more photos to post and mine will be here soon!!!! UBER EXCITED! Reply and I’ll figure out how to share this info.

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