At the intersection of keepsake and chronicle you’ll find our new 10-Year Journals. A real passion project for us, our first collection of Paperblanks® 10-Year Journals takes four of our timeless cover designs and turns them into a true family heirloom.
If you’ve ever dug through a box of childhood memorabilia, you know how emotionally powerful keepsakes can be. Our new Paperblanks® 10-Year Journals are an elegant way to compile a decade’s worth of priceless memories, and are sure to be treasured for generations.
As a parent, you can use these journals to record personal accounts of your child’s daily life, creating a fascinating link between the past and the person he or she becomes. When your child asks, “What was I like when I was a baby?”, the completed journal will have the answer. Within these timeless books you can hold the cherished memories and precious moments in your child’s journey into adulthood. Our 10-Year Journals offer an elegant solution to keeping track of highlights and landmarks, big transitions and cherished dreams, as well as art and photos. A classic family tree, dedication sticker, memento booklet and measurement chart all give a comforting sense of how deep our roots run.
Whether you are seventeen or seventy, your life is a treasure and so are your memories, which is why our 10-Year Journals are customisable for any decade of one’s life. We offer a downloadable milestone booklet on our website that can be printed off and inserted into the decorative folio that comes with every journal.
Our very first booklet has been created with new parents in mind, with guided journalling questions and places to track teachers and best friends and even trace your child’s hand over his or her first decade of life. Our next guided memento booklet will be geared toward everyday life for the rest of us, and we look forward to your feedback about what sorts of memories you are beginning to compile in your 10-Year Journal! Whichever decade you choose to chronicle, your personal history will come alive on the pages of your 10-Year Journal.
Of course, all your other favourite Paperblanks® features are included in these journals, including memento pouch, smyth sewn lie-flat bindings, acid-free sustainable forest writing paper, ribbon markers and elastic closures. In addition, every 10-Year Journal comes with a subtly decorated folio for loose papers and milestone booklets, multilingual guided interiors, family tree and name plate, and a black slip case to both display and protect your memory book.
While the interior of your 10-Year Journal gives you the chance for daily note-taking and reflection, the printable milestone booklets let you come back every year to see how you and your family have changed. We’ll be sure to introduce each new booklet as we offer it! Check out our 10-Year Journals product page to see our full Childhood Memories booklet!
Filling Out Your Journal
To begin, turn to today’s date and write in the year for the first entry. Here you can record accounts of the day; we’ve also added a family tree and 16 blank pages for longer entries. Fill in the first entry on every page until the end of the year and then begin again at the second entry for today’s date. Follow this pattern until the journal is full of memories.
About Paperblanks®: At Paperblanks®, we believe that art should have a place in all aspects of life. That’s why we follow the artist’s way in everything we do – creating, crafting and releasing designs we believe have the power to touch people. For more about Paperblanks®, go to our website at paperblanks.com.