I have come up with some cool ideas to save stuff as my kids grow.
1. We use a marble/composition notebook (one for each parent) and for every birthday/holiday, the kids write or draw something for the parent. My notebook is out for them to do something for mother's day. The kids love it. Hallmark is not making any more profit off me. Much more memorable than commercial cards for my family.
2. I cut out their t-shirts/baby clothes and made a t-shirt quilt.
That said, I have not come up with anything great to do with artwork and school papers. I don't want to photograph everything and put it in a photobook. Too expensive, too much work, requires constant upkeep.
I came across this website (scroll down to milk carton crates). I may do this.
Does anyone have any other suggestions/great ideas for memories?