Sometimes you will never know the value of something, until it becomes a memory. ― Dr. Seuss
With a new baby, there is no better time to start new traditions. The leaps your baby makes the first year is mind boggling. They will go from being completely dependent on you to looking for ways to claim their own independence. Sometime’s it will be a small build up, and other’s it will be seemingly out know where. The joy that our children bring to our life is unlike any other. It’s easy for time to slip past us and the next thing we know our baby’s are grown. Take the occasional moment or two out of your day to keep memories. Write them down or snap a photo. Even the smallest of things can mean so much when you look back on them. Remember, these don’t have to be perfect, they can be, but they don’t have to be. If you get joy in the process of creating perfection, by all means, do so. However, don’t let the process of perfect stop you from the thing that’s most important: the value of the memory.
Letters to your Baby. Write your a daughter a letter each year for her birthday. Tell her what she is like, what you love about her, your favorite memories, and where you think she will go. Keep your own collection or use this one. This was one of Oprah’s Favorite things Picks in 2015: Letters to My Baby: Write Now. Read Later. Treasure Forever by Lea Redmond. This author also makes one for grandparents, called Letters to my Grandchild. A perfect gift for any Grandparent.
Keep a Book of Babies First Years. This is a great way to keep all of your baby’s first memories in one spot. You will reap the rewards tenfold when you are able to look back at this with your little one. The day’s that seemed long and distant, will always be written for your family to enjoy. You May like, Lucy Darling Little Artist Memory Book or
Keep a Memory Book or Photo Album. This Book by RubyRoo Baby documents baby’s First Year Baby with Memory Journal Book and also comes with Bonus Monthly Milestone Stickers. This is a great gift for a Baby shower to record photos & milestones. It is a Five year scrapbook as well as a picture album for your baby.
Save Your Baby’s Birthday & Holiday Cards. Cards will come in for Birthdays and Holidays like Christmas & Valentine’s Day. Put them in a memory box, or punch a hole through them and tie them together with ribbon. When your baby is old enough she can see the wonderful thoughts and cards over the years. Purchase a special keepsake box, or create your own. Not only can you keep cards in this box, but you also include other mementos, like hospital bands, favorite photos, and other keepsakes.