Family Journals By Doreene Clement
Keeping a journal cannot only be beneficial to you as an individual, but it can also be a benefit to your family. Do you remember family vacation to Disneyland when you were 12? What about your parent's 20-year anniversary? Or your birthday party when you turned 15? The new house you moved into in 8th grade? High school graduation?
All those family memories from family events -- all those moments in time, now past.
A family journal is a book, or a series of books, where family members can journal about any event that has taken place. For example, there could be one individual journal that you take to every family reunion to capture current events year to year. It could have photos, memorabilia and journal entries from those who attended reunion. The journal could also include letters, announcements and other updates from family members.
Parents can journal daily to their children and include photos, drawings and other memorabilia. Grandparents can create a family journal filled with pictures, thoughts, and experiences of grandkids. Children can start a journal to their parents, sharing their experiences, dreams and desires. The family can keep a sports, singing, dance, or other activities journal to record memorable moments and events.
You can create a family travel journal. It is packed and taken along on every family vacation. Each family member can journal their daily or weekly experiences. This is a great place to add photos of your vacation as well as other items such as addresses and phone numbers of where you stayed, names of restaurants where you ate, or monuments or other attractions you visited. You can even include other souvenirs that were collected during each trip.