A keepsake box stores precious memories and, over the years, reminds its owner of the people and times that she wants to hold on to. A keepsake box makes a wonderful gift for a mom or for a child. When developing ideas for a keepsake box, you should keep in mind that its usually a good idea to create a keepsake box that will reflect the personality of the person to whom it is being given.
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A Seasonal Theme
Creating a keepsake box based on the owner's favourite season or a box that will be designed to represent each season is one approach to consider. For a summer theme, for example, you may glue sea shells to your box and paint designs on it that are synonymous with summer. Think about painting a yellow sun in an upper corner of your box; below it, place seagulls flying and a family dressed in Bermuda shorts, off to enjoy a day at the beach.
Themes for Children
Another idea is to create a keepsake box for your child or help them design their own using craft materials. Purchase craft materials that you know you child enjoys using and that are age appropriate. Stickers, various coloured strings, construction paper and other supplies can be provided for your child so that she can create a design that reflects her own interests and imagination. Also consider finding free cartoon clip art online that you can then print out on sticker paper for use on your child's keepsake box.
Photos can be used to create a collage on the surface of your box. Begin by choosing the photos you want to use. You can create your photo collage in a graphics program--if you don't own Photoshop, you can download GIMP, a comparable graphics program, online. A photo collage can be of family members, pets or of each child in your family. Include images of the child as well as images of memorable items, such as their first pair of baby bootees and blanket.
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