December 24, 2012

Sharing Memories (Week 52): Create a Book of Memories

Sharing Memories: Creating a Memory Book to Share with Family
Sharing Memories Book Cover
Welcome to the last week of our 52 weeks of Sharing Memories - A Genealogy Journey for 2012.   I hope you joined us and shared your memoirs and childhood memories for your descendants.

This is our third year of writing weekly memories to share with others. As always I created a book on Lulu.com of this year's memories and prompts, then gave a copy to each of my children for Christmas. 

I hope that they might glance through it now and again and pass it on in the family.  Even if it gets lost over the years perhaps some of the stories and memories I've shared on those pages will be remembered.

It's time for a short break from Sharing Memories while I think about 2013 prompts. So please enjoy the holidays with your loved ones and take a few minutes to create your own Sharing Memories book to pass on. You won't regret it, I promise.

Sharing Memories: Creating a Memory Book to Share with Family
Sample Page with Photographs
 Creating a Memory book on Lulu.com was easy. I just followed their step by step instructions and created an 8x11 inch book. 

I chose a template cover and theme, then copied and pasted in each of my weekly Sharing Memories blog posts.

One tip I learned though for next year is to copy and paste each weekly Sharing Memories post into a Word document as I do them. 


Sharing Memories: Creating a Memory Book to Share with Family
Sample page, all text
 If you are wondering why that is helpful, Blogger publishes posts in reverse chronological order. So I had to copy each blog post and paste it in from bottom to top OR go to the first one on my Blog and work my way backwards. 

It was a bit tedious but because I use keywords (tags) I could easily have all 51 of my Sharing Memories post display with no other posts showing. 

Here are some sample pages from my Sharing Memories book. The photo I chose for the back cover is one of my family - that's me in the pram. 
Sharing Memories: Creating a Memory Book to Share with Family
Back Cover of Sharing Memories Book


1 comment:

Rita A. said...

This is wonderful! I hope you don't mind if I link it to my memoir blog post tomorrow. I haven't heard of anybody using Lulu.com and am so glad you shared.
Holiday Hugs.