A memory board, which showcases photographs taken through the years, is an effective way to recapture the journey toward graduation, whether from high college or college. The key to making the memory board look its best is the pictures on it. But a memory board doesn't have to be limited to pictures. Small items, such as buttons and programs, can really make the board stand out.
Instead of making a standard collage, put the photographs on a time line, which enables you to put the photos into a context. Jot down details of different events or days on the time line, such as the first day of kindergarten or the junior prom. Important events that you don't have captured in photographs can still be added to the time line with this method.
Shadow Box Memory Board
Don't limit yourself to items that lie perfectly flat. If you use a shadowbox instead of the more traditional picture frame or poster board, you can include items such as drumsticks, guitar picks, marching shoes, Boy Scout or Girl Scout badges, bats or rackets, depending on the graduate's interests.
Future Memories Board
Instead of focusing on memories of the past to commemorate a graduation, take a nontraditional approach and make a board to celebrate the memories waiting down the road. For example, for high school graduates, include logos, mascots or mock college diplomas from the schools they will attend. For college graduates, include things that correspond to their chosen career paths and goals. The photos don't have to be only of the graduate. Include pictures from magazines or trade magazines as well as illustrations.
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