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Take a picture just like this every year with each child to see how you both change. What a wonderful idea to do with each of your children...each year then keep all the pictures over the years together. care2design

first day of school each year take a picture of child in a shirt with the year they will graduate high school. will be so cute on display at his graduation party someday!

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Write your child a letter each year and add some $ to the envelope. Then give your child all the envelopes for graduation. A keepsake and some cash!

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when your kids are born, reserve them an email address. over the years send them photos, notes, kidisms, stories, photocopies, of their acheivements etc. on their 20th birthday give them the email password

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Make it memorable with a darling snapshot of your child and their grade, date and career goals!

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Can't wait to do this with my babies! I think I'm going pay a little more though :)

Dandelion Puffs: These wishes just wait on a shelf or kitchen counter until a sad child needs some love and encouragement. Then, it is off with the cap, eyes squinched closed for a wish, and a big huff. This cheers children any time they're sad.

Use photo editing software to write up "favourites" of your pupils on their first day of school. Use for a display for get-to-know-you, send home, or keep as an end of year gift.

make a footprint every year alternating legs and soon you'll have a path of prints running through the garden as well as a growth chart. Awe sweet

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