Ah, summer. Surf, sand, sun, fun. Maybe the highlight
was a long-planned family reunion or an impulsive romantic getaway for two. Preserve
the memories of the lazy, hazy days of summer with these top ten tips.
Not Pixels: Nothing evokes a memory like a wonderful
photo. Don't let yours languish in digital format. Print the best in photo
books and for display in frames.
Shell: Some memories are tangible: a sea shell, a postcard.
Turn treasured mementos into displays in your home. Group shells in a clear
vase or mount along a frame's edge. Create a postcard collage or use the images
to decoupage a tray.
Written Word: Diaries aren't just for tweens. If you
aren't in the habit of journal keeping, consider starting now. Jot down your
favorite moments of the summer. Even a few lines can capture a treasured memory
for review down the road.
Book: Capture camp memories for your children with a picture
photo book of the summer. Be sure to scan in any artwork, certificates or
awards won during the camp.
Did you pick up a treasured souvenir from a trip or summer event? Trinkets from
your travels, or even a medal won by a child at camp, can make lovely additions
to a Christmas tree or holiday display.
For many, summer is a season for grilling and culinary creativity. Capture
those culinary highlights in a recipe book to share with friends and family.
Glories: Nothing says summer like fresh picked goodies from the
garden. Don't let fall end the fun; preserve fruits and vegetables to enjoy
year round. Too Martha Stewart for you? No worries, even novices can easily turn
unruly basil plants into batches of pesto to grace the table through the year.
Loving your newly improved backhand or golf swing? Weekend warriors don't need
to let their sporty summer successes fade into memory. Honor the blood, sweat
and tears you put into your improved game by playing year round indoors or by
booking a warm-weather getaway to strut your stuff.
Soundtrack: Happy summer events often unfold to the
beat of a certain soundtrack. Capture the summer's effervescent fun with a
soundtrack that takes you back. Download all your favorite hits of 2011 onto
your iPod and blast it during winter's doldrums.
Summer 2012: Did you fulfill your summer wish list for
2011? Hit every vacation spot? See every friend? Finish that reading list?
Perfect that new tennis serve? Draw up a
list of what you didn't get to, Memorial Day will be here before you know it.
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