Today's memory keeper has more options than ever when it comes to formats of documenting your life: traditional scrapbooking, digital scrapbooking, traveler's notebooks, planners, photo books, Instagram, Project Life, the Project Life app, Chatbooks, art journals -- you name it! I love that anything goes now in the scrapbooking world. There are no wrong ways to preserve your memories, just do what works for YOU! It can be as simple or as complicated as you want.
I know some people may think of scrapbookers as older people -- you know, stereotypical grandmotherly figures, armed with glue sticks in hand and their deckle scissors at the ready. There is nothing wrong with that at all (and I hope to be a scrapping Grandma one day!) but I personally think that today's memory keepers are super savvy and the "doers" of our generation. They're the world travelers, the foodies, and the app/iPhone experts. They're the busy entrepreneurs, the Super Moms, the decision makers. I think it's the best time ever to be a memory keeper/scrapbooker/documenter! With so much technology readily available, the possibilities are limitless.
I had to share these thoughts... I love being the documenter in our family and feel renewed and excited by all the many options out there, and wanted to share my excitement with you! :)
Here are some traditional, and some not so traditional, ways that I document my memories:
I hope this blog post has inspired you to go take that photo, record that video, jot down that story TODAY, using any tool you desire! Don't stress over what format, just document your story while it's fresh in your memory.