This the old expandable file folder my Mom stored my childhood masterpieces in. Can't you just see the raw talent! She had one for each of us girls (3 all together.) A couple of years ago she was cleaning out her office and came upon them. We didn't know she had been saving our notes, drawings, book reports... all these years. It was a wonderful surprise to go through! It meant a lot to me that she had saved these pieces from my childhood. I wanted to do the same for my girls.
I found a sturdy file folder with a handle at Staples and bought two. As the artwork comes down off the wall or fridge I decide what to keep, what to reuse (cut up for collage) and what to toss. I then jot down on the back a date, name and any anecdotes. Like, "you had more paint on you than on the paper!" When the girls are a bit older they can even decorate or decoupage their folders! I leave the folders in a spot that is easily accessible so I'll be sure to remember to occasionally file & purge!
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