How I Spent My Summer Vacation
The song says it all, "Hot Fun in the Summertime." Our summer
was certainly full of fun: outdoor barbeques, neighborhood
cookouts, making ice cream, 4th of July parades, a trip to
grandpa's house, sleeping late, moving my oldest daughter into
her first apartment? It never seems like the season is long
enough to do everything we want to do.
Now that the summer is almost over, how do we preserve these
memories? Take a few minutes before the busy routine of school
begins to put together a family album of summer keepsakes.
Whether it's in a scrapbook, photo album, or shoebox, these
mementoes chronicle tidbits of family life that often become
lasting traditions. Your kids will love showing friends and
family how they spent their summer vacation.
Want a quick and easy way to make a time capsule of your
summer vacation? Make a keepsake jar.
Find a large, clean, wide mouth jar (mayonnaise jars work
well) to hold your treasures. Paint and decorate the lid.
Gather together pictures, ticket stubs, sea shells, maps,
souvenirs, pressed flowers or anything that has sentimental value
from you summer vacation.
Write names and dates on the back of photographs. Place all of
your items inside the jar. On brightly colored paper, write a few
notes about each event. You may want to interview other family
members for their thoughts as well.
Preserve your summer stories in a place of honor. Kids will
enjoy getting their keepsake jar down to tell stories for many
summers to come.
And, don't forget to snap a picture on the first day of
school. We take a photograph in the same spot every year. My
daughter is leaving for her first year of college. In the opening
pages of her scrapbook are all of the pictures we had taken on
the first day of school. From the scared preschooler with the
little lamb name tag, to the confident, beautiful young woman she
blossomed into, each picture was truly worth a thousand
About the Author: Rondi Hillstrom Davis is the
co-author of the award-winning book Together: Creating Family
Traditions. To check out her website that's jam packed with
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