So we've addressed lots of scrapbooking and photo ideas over the past couple of years, but what about a "memory making" collection? Here are two great ideas from Martha Stewart -
A family recipe saver - see marthastewart.com for her version, though I did these a different way for each of my kids for when they graduated from high school. I used recipe card boxes decorated for them and wrote family recipes (old and newer ones as well) on index cards decorated with scrapbook stickers and baubles related to food and cooking. Now when they are on their own (one already is), they have these with them.
Another of Martha's ideas is "vacation jars" - use small jars (about 8 oz) and inside put sand, shells, stones, souvenirs...anything to represent each trip you've taken. Label these with permanent file folder labels. Simple but memorable and fun to display.