Personal Memoirs and other Creative Ways to Capture Memories

I was so worried about not remembering their voices anymore or the tiny details in the stories they told me.  If I forgot, then how would I be able to give my kids the best descriptions of who my parents were?  Forgetting was out of the picture, but slowly it was happening.  Every time my children asked me about my parents I found myself telling the stories differently because I couldn’t remember. I began to grow frustrated with myself because I promised that I would never forget.

Since I lost my parents I’ve always made it a point to keep detailed records of my life (our lives). So that way whenever the time came, my kids would be able to have a reference, and not have to deal with the frustration of forgetting.  I’m always looking for creative ways to capture memories.

Creative Ways To Capture Memories

Writing the Soul

Personalized Memoir

I’ve always wanted to write the story of my life.  However, that was impossible because it takes so much time and energy.  That is why I was so happy to find that there is a service called Writing The Soul  that can write your own personal memoir!

They have full-length books, a slice of life books, and even videography services to help you tell your story.  It is a beautiful keepsake that can be passed down through generations to come. Check out their website to see how what the process is, it’s quite amazing!

Rock Memory Jar

Writing the Soul


This is such a cute idea, and also another great keepsake.  Originally, it was supposed to be a like a guest book for a wedding. But this concept can be used for any occasion or time in your life.  It can be a way to keep track of memories throughout a pregnancy or a child’s life.

Shadow Box

Writing the Soul


I absolutely love this idea!  Not only is it a great way to preserve memories, it is decorative. You can get as creative as you want when putting together a shadow box. If you make enough shadow boxes it can also be turned into a mini gallery in your home.  It certainly would be fascinating for children to look at as they get older.




3 thoughts on “Personal Memoirs and other Creative Ways to Capture Memories

  1. I want to do this for my grandfather. My grandmother developed early on-set horrible Alzheimers and I feel like I truly missed out on knowing her well. My grandfather is my best friend and I want to know all his wisdom and important stories before it’s too late. Especially because my grandmother was his best friend.

  2. Love the shadowbox idea, it is gorgeous but also has meaning. I think I know what I will be getting my mother for Christmas now…!

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