Creating Family Memories Through Travel: Photography, Souvenirs and Journaling
Everyone wants to create family memories through travel. However, those memories are best preserved when you bring back mementos from your vacations. It’s easy enough to take photos, shoot video, buy a few postcards or keep a journal. Yet, many of us don’t take the time to do so because we’re too busy enjoying ourselves in the moment. Of course, it’s a good idea to take in everything that’s around you but if you were to just follow a few tips, you could bring back the memories of your family vacation and be able to relive them whenever you liked.
Photography. You don’t need a very fancy camera to take photographs on vacation. Even taking photographs with your phone is good enough. However, make sure that you take at least one photo everywhere you go and try to include all your family members in the photos. If you’re traveling with a special needs child, you can even buy them a camera and encourage them to become photographers. Children love the idea of capturing something on camera so that it will always be with them. Plus, taking photographs helps children to develop focus and be creative.
Souvenirs. You don’t need to be the typical tourist who has to buy something everywhere they go. However, if you’re browsing souvenir shops and something catches your eye, why not get it as a memento of your journey? Children also love souvenirs, partly because of the memories they evoke and partly because they can show them to their friends when they go back to school. Plus, the act of being able to choose a souvenir makes a child feel like their opinion matters.
Getting Creative. You can also get creative when it comes to preserving family memories via travel. If you’ve taken a number of photographs on a beach vacation, why not print one out and put it in a picture frame decorated with the shells your kids collected? Also, if your kids did something creative on vacation, such as building a sandcastle, make sure you get photos of it before it gets knocked down. Another creative way to preserve memories is to encourage your children to keep a journal. You can also suggest that they gather various things that appeal to them to make into a scrapbook later. The scrapbook can contain photos, postcards, writing that appeals to them and anything that can be pasted on paper.
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