We all leave this world someday. It may take decades for this to happen or it maybe today. We don’t know. But, it’s important to create memories. And creating these with our own loved once is also important. On top of these, collecting these memories are also important, so that your own people will know what you did for them and what you achieved in your life time. You can be a role model for the generation that follows you, or a loving mother who took care of her children and raised them up fondly so that they can achieve their targets in life, whatever you are, collecting your memories are important. This way, your family and friends will have something of you, to remember about you.
Journals, poems and scrapbooks
Journals may be old fashioned. But this is a good way to store your memories. Journals kept by people in world wars and important eras of histories and also by great world leaders are still preserved by the present generations. If you like to saw, knit or if you are good at handcrafting, use these skills of yours. If you are good at writing, write poems for your loved once.
Hobbies, photo albums and family traditions
Make use of your hobbies and preserve them. If your family has a tradition of stamp collecting, collect stamps and make stamp albums. If your family has a tradition of making wine for Christmas every year, make wine and preserve one bottle each year. Take photographs of your family together when you are creating these memories together. Create photo albums of the milestones of your children’s lives from the day they were born. If you have few generations of your family in close proximity and if you have a family that is very close to each other, organize a family photography session, to collect memories.
Recording audio and video using modern technology
Modern technology consists of audio and video technology. You can capture the moments you lived on tape. This is an opportunity. Use this technology and record your babies’ first steps, your grandmother’s meditation sessions or your mothers baking. This will help you collect these memories.
Using social media, facebook, twitter
Social media is another way to collect memories. Nowadays, you have apps to remind you about your collected memories too. Few of these apps are Facebook memories, Timehop etc. Therefore you can store your memories in these social media sites by posting in them. This is a great method to collect your memories.