I came across a box while cleaning up some garage piles. Another plus to the spring cleaning we talked about, yes? Look at this treasure. I know Mommy hearts everywhere just heaved an emotional “Awwww♥”.
These piles of pictures saved are priceless. Our youngest made sure to include rainbows over every person for at least a full year of her life. Happy memories are stored up in a simple scrap.
What to do with the 3 inch thick pile of our children’s artwork? Realistically, we know piles of anything don’t add value to our life. I know, I cringe even saying it. It takes some serious purging dedication to part with these early projects. Many home printers now have scanning options built right in. Start preserving these papers before they get lost in moves, damaged by whether or crumpled with age. Scanning allows the option to commorate a few originals and keep memories of others safely documented.
If a particular drawing warrants keeping, consider framing it. Treat it like the treasure it is. All those scanned items? With the affordable options available at places like Costco or Snapfish, a new world of sharing opens up. This drawing could become a mug to sip my tea out of, a blanket for my parents, a puzzle etc. Don’t be afraid to let go of the piles and explore new ways to enjoy truly priceless art.