What’s your go-to memory-keeping solution? There are so many out there and they’re all fantastic for a myriad of different reasons. Are you here for convenience? Slipping photos and a little journaling into a pocket page system is very convenient! Is budget is your personal priority? Printing photos that arrive in a beautiful box that you can store is one of our specialties. Or do you like to savor the opportunity to be more hands-on and creative in the process?
We love the convenience and surprise of a monthly subscription kit paired with our Persnickety Box. It shows up with everything you need to get your photos and journaling in order and you can add elements to it or even simplify it as much as you want. The option to get it done or to spend an evening creating and reminiscing is a huge bonus because some months we really need the creative outlet and other months we just need it to get done!
We love monthly memory-keeping subscriptions for gifting. This year I’m working on a goal to reconnect with loved ones. For Christmas, I gifted my sister-in-law a monthly long-distance girl’s night that I host for them via Zoom where we do an activity together from our homes in Utah, Idaho, and Washington. Our monthly supplies come through different subscription providers and we spend an evening chatting, laughing, and doing a creative activity together without having to go out and purchase provisions, or spend time and energy on making the choices at the craft store while our kids are bored and complaining – you know how it is! The modern-day subscription kits are a blessing!
3 photo subscriptions we love
1. Stop the Blur Memory Planner Kit by Heidi Swapp
Stop the Blur Memory is a unique planner-based way to document your days. Everything you need is on Heidi’s website. You can subscribe to just the class or the full kit and don’t forget to check out the add-ons and ever-popular stamp subscription too. Heidi goes live on Instagram regularly to show you how she’s using her kit and supplies. If you’re not already following her you definitely should be – she has great Persnickety Box tips too!
2. Craft with Heart by Close to my Heart
Close to my Heart has two beautiful subscription options for you! You can opt for a 12×12 page layout kit and also their cardmaking kit delivered to your door monthly. For their page layout kit, you get everything you need to create two full, coordinating pages including pre-printed base designs for you to pop your elements onto. You’ll also receive a coupon for 30 free 4×6″ Persnickety Prints to complete the pages!
3. Travelers Notebook kit by Studio Calico
Studio Calico has kits and class subscription options for any level of storytelling. We love their Travelers Notebook kit. These books can hold an entire trip and can be completed within an hour with all the included elements – and with the help of your kids! Once you figure out your formula for how to fill the notebook you don’t have to put much thought into the dimensions of the photos in your traveler’s notebook photo order.
We asked our Instagram followers to tell us their favorite tried and true monthly memory-keeping subscriptions… Check out their answers in the comments! There may be one you’d like to try.
What is your go-to system? Share yours on our Instagram page in the comment section.
Check out Chari’s first travelers notebook here.
Get creative with mini odd sized photos. Add text anywhere, free graphics and overlays! 2×2, 2×3 and odd sized prints.
This was such a FUN project! I used the Hello Adventure July TN Kit from Studio Calico. It includes everything but the photographs!…