Maintaining A Keepsake Of Your Relationship
The wonder of memory is that, when properly used, it gives strength and vitality for living today. — Arthur Dobrin D.S.W.
Most couples want to have some memorabilia to immortalize the milestones of their relationship. It reminds them of their how their relationship started and grown throughout the years.
The Difficulty Of Keeping The Memories In One Place
For other couples, keeping track of all their relationship milestones can be challenging. People in a relationship could be asking themselves, “How can we successfully collect all our memories spanning several months or years even? After that, how can we artfully and tastefully curate our collection for us to cherish? We don’t have a bit of creativity in our bodies!”
Thankfully, there are many options for couples nowadays. Scrapbooking, photo books, and do-it-yourself memorabilia are some of the top picks to have some keepsakes of your relationship. You will surely enjoy these keepsakes when you grow older together.
Whenever we give each other a card, it is never in its original form. We add words to the ones that are already there, draw pictures, or enclose something meaningful (my favorite is some rose petals). — Barton Goldsmith Ph.D.
Go out of your comfort zone by making your memorabilia. These could be wood blocks engraved with your favorite movie line or a photo collection mounted creatively on your kitchen counter.
In making these memorabilia, the devil is in the details. You can always ask for help from your dear friends in conceptualizing what will encapsulate your relationship perfectly.
Scrapbooking Made Easy
One of the more popular means to keep memories in one place is to arrange these memorabilia in a scrapbook. Scrapbooking is often thought of as a hobby for moms who continuously keep track of their children’s milestones. However, you can still opt to use scrapbooks for your relationships.
In fact, until you glue the images to a surface, you can change your mind, experiment with composition, and add and subtract pictures until you get it right. — Cathy Malchiodi PhD, LPCC, LPAT, ATR-BC, REAT
Scrapbooking is relatively easy to do. There are a lot of scrapbooking materials available in bookstores and online. You may even choose the designs and templates you want to use in your scrapbook. You have the liberty to mix-and-match any material or set of materials to fit your scrapbook designs in mind.
Your scrapbook can even be very bare. You have the liberty to decide what you want and what should be included.
Ever Heard Of Photo Books?
If you’re not into making things by hand, making a photo book online is your solution. Creating photo books are as easy as 1-2-3. You need to select the pictures you want to be included, pick a particular design or layout online, place the photos on the pages, and then pay for the service. Your photo book will then be delivered to your doorstep after a few weeks. It is as easy as that!
A way to go about it is to create photo books for every special occasion in your relationship. In doing this, you will be able to build a library of photo books that are clear documentation of the history of your relationship.
You will surely enjoy these photo books while you bond with your partner on slow days. No matter what kind of keepsake you wish to pursue, at the end of the day, what is important is you can document your relationship milestones.
In times when you need to be reminded of the reasons why you are in that relationship in the first place, you can always look at your keepsakes. You will be able to keep the fire burning as a result.