Creating a High School Memory Book:
| Graduation Day
A high school memory book is a great way to celebrate every moment of his or her high school career.
Things to Add to Your High School Photo BookA nice way to commemorate your child's accomplishment or graduation is by showcasing mementos and certificates of his achievements in a scrapbook. If your child is receiving a special honor or award at a ceremony, be sure to collect more than one program for the scrapbook page. Then, use those multiple copies to display both the cover and inside of the program. Your child will enjoy looking back and reminiscing for years to come.
Newspapers frequently run articles on graduations. Collect such articles from your local papers and assemble a graduation scrapbook page. Also include xeroxes of any congratulatory ads placed by you or relatives for relations that have graduated in recent years. You also may want to incorporate your graduate's last report card or grade transcripts. A nifty way to wrap this all up would be to include a copy of the acceptance correspondence from the college he will attend.
Make a Photo Scrapbook for High SchoolWhether putting together a high school memory book for your kid, or doing one for yourself, it can be more fun to focus on your favorite memories themselves, and create a sort of scrapbook. That mean taking and using lots of photos!
The Graduation. Of course you want to include the graduation itself in your high school memory book. You want to make sure to capture each moment, from the ceremony to the emotional celebrations afterward. Make a list of the photo opportunities you don't want to miss - the best friend, Mom and Dad, Grandparents, and favorite teachers! Personalize your book by including words of wisdom and favorite quotes along with your graduate's senior and graduation portraits.
Great Memories. If you're making a high school photo memory book for yourself, there are other great memories you might want to include besides just photos and report cards and the like. Did you (or your child) get a great comment from a teacher on your essay? Scan it and use it in your photo book! Get creative. Think about adding:
- Funny notes passed between friends
- A picture of the menu of your favorite school lunch
- Detention or tardy slips
- Field trip permission slips (with accompanying photos)
- College application pages
- Speeches and funny or creative school assignments
Have fun with it!
Getting the Best Photos for your BookOne nice way to finalize the scrapbook would be to create a page that is centered around your child in their cap and gown. Another idea is to include a picture of your child when they were younger; you could place it next to their graduation photo to show how much they have grown and matured over the years.
To get the most, and therefore best shots possible for your high school memory book, plan to swap photos with other graduating students. You can never take too many candid shots, you may wind up with some really special memories this way. If your child will be speaking during the ceremony, take the opportunity to record and videotape him or her practicing during the writing process.
Tip: Saving the notes and rough drafts from a speech or graduation essay can help bring to life what it was like getting ready for the big day!
Making a High School Memory Book SpecialWhen you are making a high school memory book for your graduate, keep in mind it may become a family heirloom, and make it special! It doesn't need to be complicated or overly fancy; it just needs to commemorate your graduate's life on that important day.
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