Why You Should Keep Your Child's Original Art and Schoolwork

Why You Should Keep Your Child's Original Art and Schoolwork

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Why You Should Keep Your Child's Original Art and Schoolwork...

Keeping your child's original art and schoolwork is a wonderful way to preserve their memories and achievements, and there are several reasons why it's worth doing so:

  1. A record of progress: Your child's artwork and schoolwork shows how they've developed and progressed over time. You see their skill level improve, and even see the ways in which their interests and passions have evolved.

  2. Memories: These items serve as tangible reminders of special moments in your child's life, such as their first drawing, their first story, or a particularly impressive project.

  3. Self-esteem boost: When you keep your child's artwork and schoolwork, you're sending them the message that their efforts are valued and important. This boosts their self-esteem and encourages them to continue pursuing their interests.

  4. Reflection: Looking back on your child's artwork and schoolwork helps you reflect on your own parenting journey and the special moments you've shared with your child.

  5. Share with others: You may also want to share your child's artwork and schoolwork with family members, friends, or even future generations. These items can serve as a connection to your child's past and their unique personality.

Keeping your child's original artwork is meaningful

Overall, keeping your child's original art and schoolwork is a meaningful way to celebrate their growth, creativity, and achievements.

A hardcover 4everbound Book makes it wasy to enjoy children's artwork

There are a few ways to save these pieces...folders, binders, boxes, photos. But eventually, that folder or box gets packed away somewhere and eventually forgotten...perhaps even thrown out.

4everBound solves this problem for you because we can take all your originals and bind them into a hardcover book.  A book is a fantastic way to store your child's artwork and schoolwork for several reasons:

  1. Protection: Books offer better protection for artwork than a box or folder, which can easily get damaged or torn. A book's cover helps protect the artwork from dust, light, and accidentally getting thrown away, helping to preserve it for years to come.

  2. Organization: A book allows you to organize your child's artwork in a neat and orderly way, with each piece having its own page or spread. You can also organize by grade, year, or time period. This makes it easy to flip through and enjoy their creations, as well as keep track of what they've made over time.

  3. Display: A book is a beautiful and meaningful way to display your child's artwork, as it can be placed on a coffee table or bookshelf for others to enjoy. It can also be a special keepsake to look back on as your child grows up.

  4. Creativity: A book can inspire creativity in your child, as they can see their artwork presented in a more formal and professional manner. It can also encourage them to continue making art, knowing that their creations are being appreciated and valued.

  5. Legacy:  When your child grows up and moves out, you can gift them a beautiful book or set of books for them to keep and show their own family one day, which is far more meaningful and practical than handing them a box of papers.

Overall, using a book to store your child's artwork can be a practical, organized, and creative way to preserve and display their creations.

4everBound offers a starter book for just $49, called the 4everBound Slim.  It will hold up to 25 pages of artwork or 1/2 inch thick pile of mixed papers.  It's an excellent way to start the process, and a perfect option for people who save just the most important pieces. The 4everBound Slim also makes a great gift for grandparents.

But the books that 4everBound is famous for are the Sentiment, Keepsake, and Chronicle books.  These are thicker books that hold 30, 60, or 90 pages, with the Chronicle maxing out at 1.5 inches thick.  Those books range in price from $79-$119, and they include a Book Kit that is immediately sent out to you so you can organize and ship back your papers safely. Also included in the Book Kit, which busy parents LOVE, is a pre-paid shipping label, tracked and insured, so you don't have to worry about postage.  Just fill the box, add the label, and drop at the Post Office.

You can choose your book color, the foil color for the front cover, and personalize your book with two lines of print.  You can also add the book title to the spine of the book, upgrade your font, and add other personal touches.  And, what's even better is you don't have to figure all that out when you order your book.  You can get your Book Kit, organize your papers, and personalize your book later when you're ready.

It's easy to get started. Just order a book, get your Book Kit, and go from there. Many people find it helpful to receive their Book Kit, as it prompts them to get those papers out and organized.

The Sentiment

The Sentiment


This is a great "starter" book, perfect for those who want to bind a special selection of memories. Includes: Up to 30 Pages of Paper ** 2 Lines of Foil Printing Choose from 6 Cover Colors We Pay to Ship… Read More

The Keepsake

The Keepsake


For those that need a bit more than our Sentiment, the Keepsake is large enough to handle all those favorite drawings and paintings from the school year.  Includes: Up to 60 Pages of Paper ** 2 Lines of Foil Printing… Read More

The Chronicle

The Chronicle


Our thickest book gives you enough room to "Chronicle" an entire school year!  Includes: Up to 90 Pages of Paper ** 2 Lines of Foil Printing Choose from 6 Cover Colors Our Prep and Ship Kit We Pay to Ship… Read More

The 4everBound Slim - Ship Kit sold separately

The 4everBound Slim - Ship Kit sold separately


Our slimmest book 25 sheets or up to a maximum of 1/2" thick stack * Immediate access to our online design portal lets you customize your book cover Foil Printing Spine Printing Chose up to 6 cover colors E-Kit with… Read More

Questions?  Just email info@4everBound.com and we are happy to help!

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