Ok, so let’s be brutally honest here for a second. What percentage of kid art is actually worth keeping in storage for the rest of their lives? It’s small, its those hand prints and cute potato family portraits– and that’s it. If you’re like me, the clutter of a million hand print renditions of the holidays can become… dare I say it? Annoying? I found a solution when my youngest first started coming home with school work in preschool a couple years back. It happened because she actually caught me throwing something away (it was seriously not worth keeping) and she was so upset with me. I had to find a better way.
Enter Chatbooks (I have a great code for you at the end)! I had been using Chatbooks for my family albums already because I am lazy and just hate organizing pictures. (I currently have 15,000 on my phone, I still need to order my second child’s baby pictures book, and my family albums are about 2 years behind😎). Somewhere on the internet I saw that families were snapping pictures of their kid’s art and just putting it in an album you order and voila! Genius! I HAD to try it, and ohhhh did I like it.
This is how I preserve kid art in 10 SIMPLE steps: