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The [very cool] art of scrapboxing

Darcy Miller has the best ideas. Luckily for the mom community, those ideas have recently been all about family. The Editorial Director of Martha Stewart Weddings has been getting a lot of attention lately for her amazing collection of personal “scrapboxes,” which are kinda like pop-up scrapbook pages—displayed in shadowboxes. (See, pictured, a scrapbox of her daughter’s first ballet shoes with a photo from ballet class.) Featured at a gallery show in New York and in this month’s issue of Martha Stewart Living, Darcy’s scrapboxes are a fresh approach to chronicling family events and preserving memorabilia. (You are going to want to try this for yourselves. Trust us.) View the scrapboxes Darcy has created for her family, or purchase Dennis Daniels shadowboxes to create your own, at marthastewart.com.

In the meantime, Darcy shared with us some great tips for creative keepsaking: “Replicate old family photos by re-staging the shots with your own kids, then frame them next to each other. Take a picture the first day your child is born, then every month until the first birthday—frame all twelve shots side-by-side in a long frame. And, in those hectic days following the birth of your baby, don’t forget to save a newspaper from the birth day, the list of people you called (or emailed) to announce the news, and printed copies of the congratulatory emails (and Facebook posts) you received.”

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