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The idea is that you create a family calendar that covers many years of their childhood so that each day ends up being special for something. Maybe you planted your veggie patch together? Maybe you went camping? Maybe someone started school? Maybe someone wore his last nappy?
Maybe it is something 'bigger' in the grand scheme of things like buying a house?
How to do this (I am sure you crafty types could have a field day with this!):
1. You use a calendar from any year.
2. Each month gets labelled - Jumping January, Fantastic February, Marvellous March and so on.
3. You write down special events (good and bad) that happened (do as many as you can remember to start with). E.g. May 1-5, 2005 Holiday to Canberra; March 26, 2007 Royal Easter show.
4. With the passing years, you add to the same calendar. Another 'year end task' to go with creating your photo year book.
It is a way to keep all of your memories in one place. A way to document your journey as a family.
* Help your children remember things that happened to them on this day in an earlier year
* Help your children remember family holidays, outings and events
* Help your children see the ebb and flow of life (some months will be busier than others)
* Help your children see how they fit into your family story
Do you use something like this at your place?