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Documenting my little girls growing up has been one of my greatest joys. I look back on the memories created the past 4 years, and how our little family has grown, and I don’t want to forget a thing. There are some things that are etched in my memory that I hope will never fade – like when my oldest daughter’s first tooth FINALLY appeared – it was the same day as her first carousel ride. Or the moment she finally met her little sister.. My husband and I both agreed that our oldest daughter should have been a little sister. She was the youngest cousin, and adored by the children in the family. She loved looking up to her older cousins, and enjoyed being taken care of by them. So, when her little sister came along, we really didn’t know how she would react. She immediately jumped into the role of the caregiver.
I remember her first fever, her baby giggle, and the first time she met Elmo. Now, we get to experience all those “firsts” again, but this time with our second baby. I can’t believe my youngest will be one in just a few weeks, and I don’t know where the time went. She’s already walking, dancing, and easing into her role as a bully. It all happens so quick, I feel that somewhere in this past year, I’ve lost some memories. It all happened so quick, and I meant to write things down but didn’t. I did, however, take pictures and videos of almost all her firsts, and I would love to compile a memory book for each of my girls. But, how do you work on a memory book when you have videos too?
I did some research and came across PassedOn. It’s a digital memory album where you can upload, create, and share your memories with your loved ones. You can add to it as frequently as you want, and jot down notes that help you remember that special moment – that first step, birthday party, smile. I think PassedOn is a great resource that can help you keep those memories alive, and real- as if they just happend. Check out this video to see how PassedOn works:
PassedOn was created by two fathers, and is a social media-type site where you can share your memories with only those who you want to share with. Each album is private and completely customizable. You are not required to make specific entries, and you can decide to share this album with your loved ones during any time you choose. If you would like to create an album and share it with your child on their graduation, birthday or wedding, then the choice is up to you! With over 101,000 members, you can easily share your memories with family and friends – near or far.
I know not many people like to talk about it, but PassedOn even allows you to create an Emotional Will to share with your loved ones. We recently experienced a death in our immediate family, and while most of our loved one’s wishes were explained in the past few months, it would have been nice to hear his voice one last time. A digital legacy can live forever, and allows your family members to remain connected with you.
Check out PassedOn to see all they have to offer! I love the idea of creating a digital memory book for my family!