My 12-year-old daughter was mad at me when I refused to pay
$25 for a school yearbook last year. Who are they trying to
In an attempt to appease my daughter, I suggested buying a
little notebook that her friends could write messages in for her.
As it turned out, we found a small turquoise spiral-bound
notebook for about $3 that she really liked. Her gel pens looked
really great on the turquoise paper.
I also agreed to let her take my camera to school on the last
day (it's a fairly inexpensive camera). She took a roll of film
that was all hers to take pictures of her friends. She had her
friend write little notes to her in her notebook, including phone
numbers, AOL Instant Messenger screen names, whatever information
they wanted to exchange.
After we got the film developed, my daughter cut the faces of
friends she wanted out of the photos and glued them into her
notebook. Next she added notes next to each photo, including the
person's name and something about that person. The neat thing
about those photos was the fact that they were all so candid. She
got group photos of her friends, shots of all the boys she had
crushes on throughout the year--everything she wanted to remember
in years to come.
The total cost of her little friendship album was about $10.
The memories it contains are priceless. When I last asked her
where her album was, she said a friend had borrowed it so she
could scan all the pictures for herself!
Originally published at Suite 101. Rachel Paxton is a
freelance writer and mom of four. For scrapbooking, card making,
gift-giving ideas, and more family memory-making activities,
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