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Easy Memory Keeping From Your Phone

It’s a great time to pick up a more efficient way to save those precious family memories all year long! It’s really easy to do a bit of memory keeping straight from your phone…

In 2017…

I love memory keeping and have done so in many, many different ways. Last year I mentioned that there were 3 main ways that I was memory keeping.

Penzu

I still use this online journaling site, and the app, but I found that I was mostly using it to do private journaling rather than to jot down memories that I wanted to share. So I’ll continue using it as a journaling method, but no longer consider it one of my primary methods for memory keeping major family events.

Chatbooks

Boy have Chatbooks come in handy when I just haven’t had the time to work on my Project Life albums. I love that ease of printing straight from Instagram. There were a couple of minor drawbacks for me like the fact that the image quality is not always the best and I don’t always post everything to Instagram that I have wanted in a book- mostly because I don’t want to overgram people. Overall, they have been a lifesaver and I’ve used them several times to print up gift books for family members.

1SecondEveryday

I still love the concept behind 1SecondEveryday and continue to take videos pretty regularly that I love to see compiled into a longer film. I don’t film every single day and I’ve found that that’s okay. I still have yet to look into a method for getting the videos off my phone once they’re complete- do I burn them onto a disc? I just don’t know.


For 2018…

I truly miss working on my Project Life albums and I have made goals to get back to that regularly. However, I recognize that at this point in my life I need memory keeping to be as easy and streamlined as possible. I’m a digital archivist, so it goes against all that I believe to not memory keep, lol. I just have to find a way!

Project Life App

This is kind of a ‘duh’ one for me because I’ve been doing PL for nearly 7 years and I still hadn’t given the app a whirl. Well, it’s time. I’ve been using it for about two months now and holy moly! It’s been such a timesaver. There are a few drawbacks, like not being able to add text directly on top of an image, but overall, it’s great. I’m excited to get some half done scrapbooks completed and on our shelf finally. If you enjoy creating memory books, you really should try your hand at Project Life. It’s a lot of fun.


What method do you prefer for keeping family memories?

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Kimberly Lynne
Librarian - History Nerd - Nature Lover - Notebook Hoarder - Mom - Wife

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