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Love These | Memory Keepers

Last week I put in an order for two Memory Keepers from Paper Coterie.

I loved the idea of them - a personalized box to store special keepsakes, papers, artwork, etc. I loved the full-photo option. I was hoping that they would be as cool as I imagined...I think they just might be cooler.

The process of choosing a design, uploading, and adjusting the elements to make it my own was simple and easy. I received great customer service via chat their online chat when I had a question about the cropping of one of my photos.

Here's what they looked like on my screen after I put in my order. One for Anna...

And one for Simon...

And here's what they look like in "real" life:

I removed the background pattern from the initial design and chose a plain background (I started with the Diagonal Stripe design). They have a really nice selection of fonts to choose from, including one of my favorites Avenir. I really like that you can place a title/text on the spine - great for storing them standing up.

The black linen inside:

Here's one where you can see the sizing (love the size):

They are 9.75 inches wide x 13 inches tall x about 2 inches deep.

I chose to write the kids names and 2011-2012 with the intent of putting things in there for this upcoming school year. Not sure I really want an annual collection of boxes but it's a good place to begin.

I could definitely imagine doing more of these. Maybe one with a collage of heritage photos to hold special family keepsakes or a collage of baby images and storing some of those baby things that haven't yet made it into a scrapbook (or are really just too bulky to go in an album).

Super excited about these and can't wait to start putting special things inside.

I looked around on their site and see that they are currently offering everyone $40 to spend during their ‘Begin Anywhere’ event this month by entering the code: beginanywhere. Shipping is not included. Code is valid August 1 – 31.

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  1. Love These | Memory Keepers | Ali Edwards | Baby Images says…
    08/12/2011

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  2. dawn says…
    08/12/2011

    I love this idea and the pictures you picked out are gorgeous. Thanks for sharing this with us and the link/discount for it. Have fun filling it up.

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  3. alexa says…
    08/12/2011

    Very striking with those big photos ... We kept one box each (not as pretty as these) for each of our children. And at the end of each year we photographed/scrapbooked some things, threw some out, and only kept a very few.

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  4. christen says…
    08/12/2011

    they are bigger than i thought they would be! beautiful.

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  5. jennifer says…
    08/12/2011

    i got the notification on these - and have been contemplating which photo to use...love them! the size is fantastic. so glad to hear a positive review on them. thanks! your boxes look great - i'm sure the kids will love to have their very own special box too.

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  6. Kate says…
    08/12/2011

    Argh, love this but I can't login/register for the website and I'm dying to purchase one for my friend who is about to get married!

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    1. candy says…
      08/12/2011

      I had to download foxfire in order to use their site.

    2. Paris says…
      08/12/2011

      I am having issues with their site too. Every time I choose the box I want to create I get a gray box and I've used three different browsers and I get it with each one.

    3. TaraMcK says…
      08/12/2011

      I had to switch browsers too.

  7. Leora Henkin says…
    08/12/2011

    Wow Ali! Thanks for sharing this!

    Leora

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  8. Nicky from Canada says…
    08/12/2011

    Love these - am going to have to order some!!! Thanks for sharing

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  9. Carrie Germain says…
    08/12/2011

    thanks for sharing. We just got back from a cruise and I've been trying to figure out where/how to store the stuff we picked up like pamphlets, ticket stubs, etc. and this was the perfect solution and looks like it could fit on a shelf nicely. ...and for less than $10 shipped too!

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    1. Janet K says…
      08/13/2011

      What a great idea for a use!!

  10. NatalieSpring says…
    08/12/2011

    W O W ! This totally made my day. This weekend I was going to try to find a box for my daughter's things. Great idea. T H A N K Y O U so much sharing. Your boxes look simple, clean, and beautiful.

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  11. Shelly K says…
    08/12/2011

    Great idea! Thanks for sharing!!

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  12. Amy says…
    08/12/2011

    Wow, Ali. Anna looks like a little miniature you in that picture!

    These boxes are really cool - what a great gift for a wedding or a new baby!

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  13. Sarah M. says…
    08/12/2011

    Thanks for sharing Ali! The boxes look even nicer than on their website! I was planning on creating one for my daughter and son today and I was wishing that I could see one in person--but this was just as good. Very impressed with the size too, I thought they would have been smaller.

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  14. Sarah M. says…
    08/12/2011

    Oh and by the way, I ordered a growth chart for Gabriel last month with the coupon code All I can say is that it's beautiful! Such nice quality! I'm also ordering one for my daughter today along with those keepsake boxes. :)

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  15. tara pollard pakosta says…
    08/12/2011

    those are soooooooooooo beautiful!!! I have a plastic box for each of my girls for each year of school and it has worked well, but those are way more awesome!!!!!!!

    tara

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  16. Kristyn G says…
    08/12/2011

    Mine shipped yesterday! I ordered our son the school days one and can't wait to get it! He started PreK-3 this year and i used a picture from his first day at school :)

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  17. Kerry says…
    08/12/2011

    These look fantastic I love them! How nice xx

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  18. jenn says…
    08/12/2011

    very cool. would make a great gift for someone.

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  19. Ellie A. says…
    08/12/2011

    I was actually looking at those this week. My oldest will be graduating this year from 8th grade and I wanted to get one for him and put things in there as this is going to be a busy and important milestone year (he also will turn 13 in Sept) Time flies for sure. I would love to have this for him and look at it when he graduates from H.S. sigh.. :)

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  20. amanda says…
    08/12/2011

    So adorable!! love this idea. That sweet Anna with her hands in her skirt pockets... too cute!

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  21. heidig says…
    08/12/2011

    Very cool! Love these.

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  22. Carrie Alexander says…
    08/12/2011

    Great find!!! Ordering today...for our new baby to be, I used her ultrasound profile picture. Now I have easy storage for our son's growing artwork "portfolio" and a place to keep all of baby's goodies like her hospital bracelet and hat!

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  23. Duckienz says…
    08/12/2011

    Thanks for showing the spines of these! I really wanted to get one or two but I didn't want to invest in them, get them shipped all the way to New Zealand only to find out that the spine didn't appeal to me!

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  24. wendy, NJ says…
    08/12/2011

    Ali, as always, they are beautiful! what a great idea.

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  25. Sharon Dryjanski says…
    08/12/2011

    Hi Ali,
    I love paper coterie! I ordered the polaroid heart and it came out beautiful! I framed it is clear glass and was a wonderful gift. I also ordered the ten things I like about
    you for a birthday gift and likewise was totally awesome! Thanks to the sponsor.
    blessings and hugs,
    Sharon Dryjanski

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