Making a memory book during the Covid-19 pandemic may be a good way to make sense of what’s happening around you right now. What memories you choose to include are personal to you. You may make one based on all the good things that have happened during lockdown, or one that is full of information about the virus itself and all of the wonderful work the NHS has done.
The basic premise of a memory book is to create a collection of memories as they happen, making a scrapbook of things that are important to you. It could include photos, clippings from newspapers or stuff printed from the internet, poems or drawings, keepsakes and maybe even a receipt from your supermarket shop!
The goal of a memory book is to capture special or momentous moments in your life that you can look back on in future years. Think of it as a historical document too; something your children, grandchildren or even their grandchildren could look at to get an understanding of you and what happened in the world during 2020. Though of course, you don’t have to share it with anyone else if you don’t want to.
There’s no limit as to what you can include in your memory book, it's entirely up to you what you put into it. To make something lasting it’s probably best to use a binder, photo album or scrap book and a good adhesive or tape so that things stay put. Don’t be afraid to write your thoughts or put captions next to photos or the other bits and pieces you include too – it’s yours, and there aren’t any rules!