Old Memorabilia
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PeaNut 553,267
May 2012
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Posted: 2/9/2014 2:54:16 PM
My mom gave me a box (like a banker's box) of stuff from my childhood and I just looked at it this afternoon. It has little storybooks that I made up, cards I made, a love letter I wrote to some boy when I was about 5, a bunch of ribbons, stuff from Brownies, old school work, paintings etc....
It was so interesting to look through my childhood! It struck me that I have always written stories and done artwork....there were a ton of imaginative stories done, with pictures, made up like little books....
And a whole bunch of paintings, drawings etc....

Now, what do I do with it all? The box that it was in, I threw out as it was smelling musty. I've temporarily put everything into a large basket but I'm not really sure what to do with it all....
Ideas? Even help with how to preserve it would be great....


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Posted: 2/9/2014 3:24:05 PM
Take pics of all of it. Pull it out of the basket and take individual pics of each item. You can then scrap "your childhood" in an album. If it will all fit into a plastic storage container place all in it once you've taken your pictures and mark the container Childhood. You have the items physically however, if something happens to them you have them documented.

What a great "gift".


PeaNut 553,267
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Posted: 2/9/2014 8:22:06 PM
I can take pictures of some of it.....some of it will be hard to photograph...
I guess I could pull the little 'storybooks' that I made apart, and scan them.....seems like a lot of work but worth it, I guess...
Thanks for your help!


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Posted: 2/9/2014 8:34:50 PM
Can you photograph some and put the crest in your albums? Maybe you could slide some of the stuff into page protectors. 8.5x11? 5.5x8.5? Those ones are even available at staples.

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March 2001
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Posted: 2/9/2014 9:35:33 PM
I'd put a lot of the paper things into page protectors if possible and create an album. I wouldn't bother to scan or photograph unless there are some dimensional objects that won't fit in album. I found a box like that under dd's bed last year (she's in her 20s now) and there were some wonderful little treasures inside! School projects, drawings, little books she'd written and illustrated. I happened to have a lot of divided page protectors on hand, along with 8-1/2 x 11, and it was a very fun couple of evenings' work to complete. I didn't scrap them so to speak, I just organized them. Her albums are in 3-ring WRMK albums, I intend to reorganize and incorporate the treasures I found.

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Posted: 2/10/2014 12:41:59 AM
I use the memorabilia IN my scrapbooks. Some will go into divided pocket pages, some will be added to the pages themselves, and others will simply go into an 8.5x11 protector.

When I got my box of stuff, I sorted through it and decided what I'd keep. I made a separate piles for:

- 3D stuff that I wanted to keep but couldn't go into an album (like pins, awards, etc.)
- Stuff I wanted in my albums
- Stuff I wanted to keep, but not necessarily in my albums (storybooks, etc)
- Stuff to throw out

I sub-divided the stuff I wanted in my albums into years (before school, school by grade, university) and keep them in my photo storage albums together with whatever year they coincide with.

I have a small box that holds the 3D treasures, and a plastic file box that hold the papers and awards I don't necessarily want to put in my albums.

I still have a shoebox full of class photos, year books, etc., at my parents and I'm planning to bring them home with me on our next visit. At the moment I'm not really doing a lot of my school-days scrapping because I want to hold off until I have those bits, however there are lots of other aspects of my childhood that I'm still able to scrap whilst I wait.

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