Some of us are devout collectors of our children’s school mementos, immortalizing their wallet-sized grins and milestone moments in grand collage; others are hybrid scrapbooker/techies who scan and save those precious memories on zip drives for posterity. The vast majority of us, however, do what parents have been doing since the advent of kitchen appliances: we hang it all on the refrigerator and call it a day. For these millions of moms and dads and their good-but-misplaced intentions, School Years: A Family Keepsake of School Memories is a salvation of sorts. Designed as a perfectly sized and proportioned dual journal/trapper with expandable pockets between each page, this handy little book zones on in the basic unforgettables of school life in every year from kindergarten through the twelfth grade: report cards, school pictures, friend lists, hobbies, and the like, and cuts out all the fuss with a refreshingly streamlined format. Remember your favorite teacher in the fourth grade? Probably not. With a little help from School Years, however, your child will. Even better yet, your child will know that his or her world is important enough to you that you took the time to capture it in a memory book. In the end, nothing could be more rewarding.
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