|Child Holding a handmade Disney Memory Book |
A visit to this wonderland for children will be remembered for a lifetime so you should think about a way to preserve and collect these memories.
A few years ago, my husband and I decided to visit the Orlando park because 6 of our 7 grandchildren were headed there during the same week! Oh my goodness! How could we NOT go?
I decided I wanted to create a handmade autograph and memory book for my precious babies. I had a definite project in mind and I did a lot of thinking about how I could make the best scrapbook for them.
That memory book had to be big enough to hold a one photograph on a page. Hmmm. That meant the book had to be at least 4"x6". The book should not be too big, however, as it must fit in a mom's purse or a backpack. I wanted the pages in the book to be thick enough so that a pen would not bleed through to the other side of the page. I decided that the book should have a spiral binding so it could open wide enough for the "characters" to easily hold it and sign it, too.
|One of the Finished Handmade Disney Autograph Books|
As you can see, Goofy had no trouble holding the memory book for two of my grandchildren. My grand-daughter had been to the "Princess Beauty Salon", by the way. Her hair is NOT curly.
|Goofy signing the Disney Memory Book for my grandchildren. ©Mickie Goad|
The image below is how I dreamed the book would be used: notice the photo above the autograph! Yes, I gave my grandchildren something of value.
|Chip -n-Dale Memory from Disneyworld ©Mickie Goad|
The first page is where I made the original books that were red. The second page was written last year when the 7th grandchild got to go to Disneyworld. I let her help make the scrapbook and you can see what a fun project it was by clicking the "Create a Child's Disney Memory Book" link above.
I hope I have inspired you to make your own journals or scrapbooks to hold all those memories you create on your travels to that wonderful world of magic!
Going to Disney does take some planning! Another Squidoo lensmaster and grandmother (like me), grammieo, has found what looks like the perfect piece of luggage for a child's trip to Disneyworld, Disneyland or wherever! Visit Disney and Hays to the Rescue to read her delightful review. (She is also the gardening contributor here on Review This!)
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