Vacation Memory Book Idea
Vacation Memory Book Idea. We recently went on an amazing two week vacation up the Eastern Coast. No on in the family has ever been farther north than Washington DC by car, so we really wanted to make the most of this trip and make nearly every stop an adventure. Since it was a 20+ hour drive to Boston from our home, we stopped twice along the way. Our first stop was at Beth’s from Kingston Crafts for a quick over night stay. The next morning, we were on our way to NYC! Then on to Boston for my son to play in the Hockey Night In Boston Tournament.
NYC was a dream trip for me…for as long as I can remember, I have wanted to go there. So, we soaked in as much of the Big Apple as we possibly could in just 48 hours. We walked so.many.miles. We rode on the subway even more miles. We toured Central Park in a horse drawn carriage, we ate NY pizza and bagels, we saw the 9/11 Memorial Museum, Lady Liberty, and a Yankees game. It was everything I hoped it would be and more! After we left the City, we went to New Rochelle and Rye to see where my MIL and Mimi grew up. We played at Rye Playland, and rode the same rides my Mimi did as a teen, and even walked the same boardwalk Tom Hanks did in BIG.
Finally, it was time to visit Boston. We didn’t get to spend as much time in the city of Boston as I would have liked, because hockey was pretty time consuming. We did see the Harbor, Salem, And even Crane Beach.
It was such an amazing trip, I wanted my boys to have a Memory Book to look back through as they grew. Memory books are different than photo albums, but do include some photos. One of my favorite things my Mimi did for me was create memory books of our adventures. She included ticket stubs, shopping bags, receipts, and mementoes from the trip, and it is so awesome to look back through each book!
Once we returned from vacation, I got to work on our book, and even included some personal art in the book. I love it so much, I plan on asking the boys to create a water color image of their favorite activity to include in the book as well.
Supplies to create your own Memory Books:
Mementoes, Photos, Ticket Stubs
Since we were in NYC for the 4th of July, I sketched the city skyline with my black Derwent Watercolour Pencil on the Watercolor Paper, and added red and blue fireworks in the sky. I also sketched the Boston city skyline with a red Derwent Watercolour Pencil. Next, I got a small dish of water, and a fine tipped Derwent paint brush, and painted the skylines and fireworks with water. Once the images were dry, I cut them out, and ran them through my Xyron Sticker Maker.
I cut scrapbook paper to fit in my memory book sleeves, and added our subway card, museum tickets, souvenir tags, receipts, pictures, and the painted images to the pages. I will add the memory book and larger souvenirs to a memory box for the boys to look through as they grow up.
This was hands down one of my favorite vacations, and memory books to create, and I am SO very much in love with the Derwent Watercolour Pencils…it makes it so easy to create beautiful custom artwork!