Love letters for baby – Keepsake Box Idea

This is part of a sponsored collaboration with Latina Mom Bloggers and Pampers. All opinions are 100% mine.
 

I’m horrible at keeping up with minute details on my kids’ lives. I have two baby books that are each one quarter full of baby milestones that prove it. So instead I have switched over to letters. Love letters for the kids. Letters… I can do.

Letters Keepsake Box

How to Make a Love Letters Keepsake Box

Materials Needed

  • Photo Box
  • Numbers Stickers
  • Holiday Stickers
  • Markers
  • Blank Envelopes
  • Note Cards

Keepsake idea for kids

Directions

  • Take 12 envelopes and number them from 1-12 using the number stickers. The 13th envelope is a birthday envelope – decorate as such.
  • On the front of each envelope, list a space for “height” and “weight.” You can add additional lines for special notes as you see fit. Some ideas include “favorite food,” “favorite toy,” “first time…,” etcetera.
  • Decorate each envelope in accordance to a special event or holiday that happened that month.
  • Write your love letter to your child. Include anything special that happened that month, special outfits, first time they tried a particular food, hopes for their future, etcetera.
  • Place in envelope and add special mementos including ticket stubs, photographs, letters from others in the family and anything else that you think the baby would love to see when they get the box as an adult.
  • As the months go on, place the letters in the photo box. You may find that you have extra space in the box. Consider adding other keepsake items, or perhaps a divider for additional years. Label the front of the box as appropriate.

Writing letters to kids

Write a letter to kids

Letters for children

Keepsake idea

Writing letters to kids

This type of keepsake item is so easy to keep up with. Keep the envelope for the current month out and add tickets stubs, little trinkets, and other similar items as the days go on. You might even want to keep the note card in the envelope and write down one line a day as the month goes on so that you don’t have to sit down at the end of the month and try to remember everything that you wanted to write. The most important thing, is that you try. It doesn’t have to be perfect.

Kid at park

You don’t have to list which tooth it was that fell out, or even what clothes they wore to what. At the end of the day, when your “baby” is no longer a baby, you’ll want to give them this box so they can go through each letter one by one and they can read your hopes and dreams for them. What you felt the first time you held your newborn, what you would do to calm them down when they fussed, and just how much you love them. So give it a try, even if you’re starting point is no longer day 1.

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So tell us – how do you preserve memories?
 

12 comments on Love letters for baby – Keepsake Box Idea

  1. Mary Happymommy
    November 20, 2014 at 9:32 am (2 years ago)

    I capture the moments with my camera. I love making photo collages.

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  2. betty
    November 20, 2014 at 11:24 am (2 years ago)

    captur los momentos de mis hijos en fotografias y videos , gracias

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  3. Kelly D
    November 20, 2014 at 2:36 pm (2 years ago)

    I take lots of photos and record these moments in their baby books.

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  4. Jessica To
    November 20, 2014 at 2:40 pm (2 years ago)

    I try to take pictures but I also ask other people to take pictures of us as a family.

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  5. Lupita
    November 20, 2014 at 8:14 pm (2 years ago)

    Yo capturo esos bellos momentos de mis hijos con mi camara le tomo muchas fotos y le ago un libro de todos esos bellos momentos

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  6. Elle
    November 21, 2014 at 2:33 pm (2 years ago)

    I take a lot of pictures and make fun scrapbooks.

    Reply
  7. HS
    November 21, 2014 at 5:35 pm (2 years ago)

    I use camera to capture favorite loving moments with my kids.

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  8. Dinah G
    November 24, 2014 at 5:30 am (2 years ago)

    I bring my cameras (yes, plural!) everywhere with me to capture all these moments with my nieces. I also create monthly calendars at the end of the year for the upcoming year, so we can see how much they have grown.

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  9. Jessica Beard
    November 24, 2014 at 12:22 pm (2 years ago)

    I love to take pictures and put them in scrapbooks.

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  10. Paula Caudill
    November 24, 2014 at 6:59 pm (2 years ago)

    I love taking pictures and video with my camera and cell phone.

    Reply
  11. Julie
    November 25, 2014 at 10:13 am (2 years ago)

    We try and take as many photos and videos as possible. I have a frame that will go up to a year month by month showing a picture from birth (Birth, 1 month, 2 month, etc up to 1 yr old). Julie smartsavvymama@gmail.com

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  12. Tara
    November 25, 2014 at 11:39 am (2 years ago)

    I take pictures and make a photo book.

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