Memory boxes are my sentimental go to gift.
I’ve always been fascinated by the idea of a little box full of trinkets and pictures. I have saved many sentimental trinkets and pictures over the years. I love going through them every now and then and seeing all the little pieces that have made up my life so far. This last holiday season, I was going through all the prints that I’ve ordered through the years for various projects, and for scrap books that I haven’t made yet. I realized that I had a lot of extra pictures that were just sitting in boxes on a shelf, so for Christmas I gave a few people ‘memory boxes’.
Memory boxes are little cigar, shoe, or other small boxes that I personalize and fill with pictures, and sometimes trinkets for family, friends, and clients. They can be as simple as a shoebox covered in tissue paper or wrapping paper, and filled with little 2×3” card stock prints. They can be as intricate as a hinged and clasped wooden cigar with prints from my printing company, and some other small trinkets.
One of these was for a VIP client, we’ve done 4 shoots together this year, and hers was the first one I made. I printed 27 of my favorite images from our sessions this year, hand wrote the date, location, and a small caption about who/what/why/etc was in the photo on the back. Her box was a small shoebox with a top covered in silver wrapping paper, and a bottom covered in teal tissue paper.
The other was for a dear friend of mine who had one hell of an ending to the year last year. Her house had a fire, and nothing was salvageable. For hers, I gathered old snapshots from the last 15 years of our friendship, and printed a few new ones from our ladies day at the beach. I also added some sand from the beach in a little bottle I found at the craft store, and some scrapbook post cards, as well as a small framed picture of her & her hubby during their first dance as a married couple. All this went into a hinged cigar box that I painted and personalized for her.
If you’d like to chat about a memory box today, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call Jess at (774)482-0339 today to schedule a consultation. We can discuss box and photograph options, and create a one of a kind heirloom to pass down for generations.
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