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6 Special Children's Keepsakes to Capture Cherished Moments

23 July 2019
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Have you ever wished you could capture a moment in time with your child to relive it over and over? Parenting comes with many highs and lows, and a string of small moments that together mean so much. It’s only natural to want to capture those everyday special moments and look back on them in the years and decades to come!

One of the best ways to do this is in the form of a keepsake. Keepsakes are sentimental items, kept as tokens of remembrance and affection. Here are six special children’s keepsakes to help you capture cherished moments with your little loved one!

1. Childhood Scrapbook

Those early childhood years are filled with so many firsts – from their first haircut to their very first day of school. Scrapbooks are a fantastic way to preserve special moments from your child’s younger years. You can record big milestones, their likes or dislikes, personality traits, photos from significant events and so on. Here’s a helpful guide to children’s scrapbooking.

2. Framed Favourites

Every child has that one item they just can’t seem to let go of. No matter how tatty that teddy may get, they insist on taking it with them wherever they may go! This memento is a great way to keep the memory of their favourite item alive. Once your little one eventually outgrows the item, keep it safe and frame it alongside a photo of them with it. This also makes for a meaningful birthday gift later on in life. 

3. Artwork Keepsake

What do to with all those sheets and sheets of children’s art? Here’s one solution that caught our eye – artwork traced onto pillowcases or duvet covers. To create these keepsakes, all you need to do is trace their sketches onto a cotton cover using a fabric marker. We love the idea of passing this memento down to our children once they have children of their own. A super fun yet sentimental set of linen!

4. Baby Print Plaque

Baby’s get big in the blink of an eye and it’s easy to forget just how incredibly tiny they once were. Reflect on the wonder of their little fingers and toes by making a baby print plaque. Follow this tutorial for imprinting baby’s hands and feet into salt dough.

5. Memory Box

You’ve likely collected a lot of different children’s mementos over the years. From baby photos and locks of hair from their first haircut to birthday cards and their first pair of shoes. One of the best ways to store these items is in a memory box. We love this wooden box, engraved with the child’s name and birth date. Here are some great ideas on what to put in the box.

6. Patchwork Quilts

Patchwork quilts are a wonderful way to preserve those cute baby clothes! We can just imagine cuddling up with this super cozy and special keepsake. Follow this step-by-step guide on how to make your very own patchwork quilt.

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