What a wonderful way to remember the small moments of life! Make a perpetual daily calendar that can be reused each year and gets better the longer you use it.
Each day you write the year and a line or two about something that happened that day like, "Elizabeth took her first steps today!" - or - "Johnny broke his arm today falling off his bike" - or - "Ted got promoted today - now he is assistant manager" - or - "Moving into our new home!"
Imagine what an amazing record this would be in 10 years!?
Or call it a blessing box where you write down each day's blessings. A gratitude box, to remind you of what you are grateful for. A scripture box, to add one scripture a day that speaks to you.
These would make great gifts this season, not only for adults but also for older kids, baby showers, retirement parties, wedding showers and more.
PLUS - if giving this as a gift, you could write something on some of the days yourself, for them to discover!
DIVIDERS: You can use old postcards, photos, scrapbooking cards, paint chip cars, wallpaper, children's drawings on cardstock, online printables on cardstock, etc.
INDEX CARDS: You can buy index cards, or cut up card stock. If you want to make your own index cards and not buy a date stamp, here is a template.
BASKETS: Cardboard or plastic berry baskets, cigar boxes, recipe boxes, square tissue boxes, cheese box, glass container, etc:
Picture and idea credit to:
DIY Project Vintage Postcard Calendar Journal
NOTE - If any of the above links are not working or the freebies or coupons no longer available, please post a blog comment below and I'll edit it!
◊ Enjoying all the freebies? Want to keep up with the latest free stuff, deals, coupons, and other ways to save money? Subscribe to Frugal Freebies' email updates or RSS Feed! - it's free!
◊ Check us out on Twitter, and join in the conversation of even more great freebies, deals and coupons on our Frugal Freebies fan page on Facebook and Google+. We are even on Pinterest!
More Frugal Blogs and Websites:
◊ Born to Love: All your cloth diapering needs, and much more - naturally! We are strong advocates of the personal, social and environmental benefits of natural parenting.
◊ Frugal Baby Tips: Money-saving tips on diapering, diaper washing, safety, slings and baby carriers, toys, clothing, nursing, menstrual needs, traveling with kids, more!