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I recently asked what kind of posts you, as readers, enjoy most. (Thank you to those who commented, I was blown away!) I was surprised by the amount of comments saying how much they enjoy when I share products I love, or things that make my life easier as a mom. So I thought every now and then I’ll share what I really enjoy and this is one of those items that makes my life easier in the mom department.
Losing a child has affected me in more ways than one. Ever since Preslee died, I’ve struggled letting go of two things—my kids clothing and their artwork. I treasure the blanket made from Preslee’s outfits, and I love that we have her first finger-painting hanging on the wall. Pat lovingly reminds me we can’t keep everything forever, but I still struggle parting with my kids’ possessions. And lets face it, the pieces I do throw away, Ledger tends to find in the garbage and pulls them right back out. :)
(Ledger literally hangs upevery picture he colors/draws. I’m constantly taking them down and trying to figure out what to do with my favorites.)
Not long ago, I discovered a way to save my kids artwork without the clutter. (Pat is so happy!) Keepy is an app which I absolutely love! It enables me to store and organize special memories of my kids forever. I can add drawings, photos, and even videos, as often as I like.
Keepy has some fun features. Not only are the cropping/editing tools easy to use, but my favorite detail is that it allows my kids to record a description of their work in the form of an audio file. That means I get to hear their cute little voices forever! I can also privately share their artwork with close family and friends. It’s pretty neat that my boys can show off their artwork to their grandparents who live in a different state.
You can also combine the pictures and print off a high resolution photo book, which means I no longer feel like I have to hoard all of my kids artwork. I love that all their important papers will be stored in one place.
Keepy is available to download in the App Store, Google Play, and on the Kindle Fire. You can upload 5 videos or photos per month for free! (Or you can upgrade for unlimited storage for $2.99/month or just $9.99 a year)
Whether you’ve lost a child, or a mom who loves to hold on to memories like I do, I genuinely hope you will appreciate preserving and storing your kids masterpieces all in one place as much as I do.