Baby’s Memory Box

Sweet Boy’s Memory Box

As you may know by now, I am a saver.  I save everything related to memories.  I have fun things, weird things, big things, small things.  To my husband’s dismay, everything runs past my “but maybe I will want to look at it someday or show the kids.”

So today’s post is all about saving the precious memories of your baby in a neat and contained way.  (Ok, I saved more than what is in the memory box, but contrary to what my husband tells people, I did not save the first messy diaper!)

Sweet Girl’s Memory Box.  We just painted her room
and still have to hang it back on the wall.

Here is the combined list of what I included in these Memory Boxes:

  • One of the Roses Dan gave me when getting home from the hospital.
  • Mommy & Baby’s Hospital Bracelets
  • Baby’s Hospital Photos
  • A Chocolate Cigar Dan handed out at work
  • Baby’s First Spoon
  • Ribbon from a Candy Bouquet sent to our home
  • A Pacifier
  • Baby’s Hat
  • Noise Maker from 1st Birthday
  • Diaper Dash Contest T-Shirt
  • Baby’s Hand Print on Clay
  • Winnie the Pooh/Elephants/Flower Cut Outs from Shower Gifts
  • The Note Dan gave me when getting home from the hospital.
  • The Candle/Monkey from the 1st Birthday Cake
  • Baby’s First Shoe/Bootie
  • The Hospital “Congratulations” Card that hung on the Bassinet

My Two Favorite Things in the Box:

  • A Note I wrote to each baby while in the hospital or just home.
  • A Gift from Mommy & Daddy to be opened on their 16th Birthday. (I can’t post what it is, but if you email me, I will let you know what I chose:  kristen(at)CelebrateEveryDayWithMe(dot)com)

Things I Still Want to Add:

  • Silver Dollar from Birth Year
  • Dan’s Letter to Baby (Written, but needs to be recopied.)

When shopping for a Shadow Box, be sure to consider the size, especially depth.  Mine is 13.25″x13.25″x2″ (including lid in dimensions) and I still had to cut into the back foam to fit the gift in.  I picked mine up at a discount store, but Amazon carries an assortment of shadow boxes.

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  1. Kourtney says:

    I LOVE this. Yours is just beautiful. If you don’t mind me asking, did you mount the items inside? How? Thank you.

  2. Hi Kourtney,
    I mounted the items with straight pins (some with pearl heads). For my son’s metal first spoon, I tied ribbon around the top and then pinned the ribbon. If you make one, be sure to send me a picture! 🙂