In the last few years I have really learned the importance of saving memories and recording them for my girls. After I lost three grandparents in three consecutive years, I realized I didn't take enough pictures, didn't write enough down, should have recorded their voices … all the things I didn't know I would miss as much as I do. Recipes, funny moments, time together, and traditions have been lost or forgotten, and it saddens me to think my girls will never know some of the things I did when I was their age.
Now that Mike and I are beginning our own family with our own traditions, I am excited to find the Record a Memory series from Publications International, Ltd. Each book from the series allows places to write, add pictures, and even incorporates the element of sound with a recordable audio device built right in. I remember my grandfather had a tiny little voice recorder that he carried for years with a recording of me laughing… he would have loved to have one of these books with my daughters' laughter.
“Record a Memory books are a perfect addition to the family bookcase because you can save so much more than just pictures… Record a Memory is like a family time capsule with audio that will be just as treasured six months from now as it will be when the kids are fully grown.” ~ Mike Sieczkowski, EVP of Product Development
I received the Our Family Christmas Memories for Review, and I am already taking pictures to fill this book! Every page has prompts and suggestions for what to include – like favorite recipes and pictures of the Christmas Tree. I can't wait to show you the finished result!
Publications International, Ltd is also helping families stay close across the mile by donating Record a Story books to deploying troops at the USO and United Through Reading Locations. Military families who are about to deploy will have the chance to arrange for a shared story time with their children, even after they have left for their tours of duty. Publications International Ltd has donated thousands of books which will be sent along with a DVD of the parents recording the story to the children for the Holidays.
You can check out the Record a Memory series online at www.Record-a-Story.com.
What are you favorite Holiday Memories?