The days are long but the years sure are short! I simply adore the masterpieces our boys created as kids and as I enter the ’empty nest’ phase of life, it’s my goal to organize and start some delayed projects that, if I’m lucky, will be passed down from generation to generation. Today I’m excited to share how I’m preserving my children’s artwork with 4everBound Books. After all, these memories are too precious to belong in a drawer.
Be sure and read the entire post because 4everBound Books is giving away ONE keepsake book valued at $140 to a lucky reader! Plus, if you decide to order a 4everBound book, use Code: IGMEGAN15 or use this link for $15 off your order.
Preserving Precious Memories With 4everBound
I was first introduced to 4everBound Books by my friend Tracy S. a few years ago. Tracy and her family were making a big move from Dallas to an apartment in New York City and she shared the clever way she was preserving her children’s artwork since it would no longer fit on the walls of her new space. I made a ‘note’ that I too would be contacting 4everBound Books in the very near future.
4everBound Books was created by a husband and wife team out of Tucson, AZ who along with their three children (ages 12, 24 & 27) wanted to capture the most precious memories of their family’s life together. They developed a customized process that safely and permanently binds the most meaningful items in a hardbound book and preserves them for a lifetime. What I love most about their process is that they bind the actual piece, not a digital print.
Each 4everBound book holds papers 8.5 x 11 ” and can include artwork, letters, writings and drawings. All items are artfully trimmed and folded to fit inside the book (with your permission) and they truly treat your papers like they are their own! You can read more about the story behind 4everBound here.
My Experience With 4everBound Books
My boys created some beautiful artwork and poems during their elementary school days and I have enjoyed many of these pieces adorning the walls of our upstairs game room. Now that empty nesting is setting in, we have decided to give this room a re-fresh. Not only was an entire room dedicated to my boy’s artwork, but I had huge bins under each of their beds filled with their art and poems. Needless to say, tucking these priceless treasures away in a plastic bin is just not a long term option for me!
I pulled everything off the walls, sorted through folders and bins and organized each of my boy’s work by date. I had a little help from my curious companion, Scout.
I sent all of the items I wanted included in the book off to 4everBound. I had chosen the cover, font, add-ons, etc.
Because I had sent in so many pieces for one book, we did have to divide it in to two books titled Volume I and II. The books are shipped back in cute gift wrapping.
This is the Chronicle Book (1.5″ thick and up to 250 pages). I chose a navy cover with silver foil and Worstveld Bold font.
This cover page is an add on but gives the book a special touch.
I’ve included some of my favorite pieces so you can see how 4everBound has thoughtfully trimmed and folded the artwork to fit inside the book.
I am thrilled beyond measure with the finished books and I look forward to having these cherished keepsakes completed for each of my boys.
Watch this short video on the entire process!
How To Order Your 4everBound Book
Ordering your 4everBound Book is super easy:
- Pick your Color Scheme (Cover & Font)
- Personalize Your Cover
- Customize the Inside (title page, pocket dividers, photo page, etc.)
- Prep and Mail Your Papers
- Your Book Arrives Approx 3 Weeks Later
There are three sizes to choose from and prices range from $49.95 to $89.95 with additional charges for add-ons. If you have any questions, Robyn is super helpful and very responsive so you can email her here.
Be sure and use Code: IGMEGAN15 or this link for $15 off your order!
Win A 4everBound Book!
I have partnered with 4everBound Books to gift ONE of YOU a book worth $140. This book will include the following:
- Chronicle 1.5″ Book in Navy, Blue or Black with choice of Silver or Gold Foil
- Two Lines of Personalization on the Cover
- Printing of Name on Spine of the Book
- Trim and Fold Preparation of your Papers
- Free Shipping
Here are the steps to enter:
- You must be a subscriber of my blog.
- Please comment below what cherished items you would have bound in a keepsake book should you win.
- If you do enter, you are agreeing to let me share your email address with 4everBound.
- winner will be chosen via random drawing
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