Recently, I've been thinking about how important it is to record voices. I don't tape recordings of my kids when they were little. I do have some video tapes so I will be able to hear their voices on when I watch those. I guess I have not been very good at incorporating multi-media into my memory keeping. Frankly, it just wasn't all that easy to do until the last few years. Now there are soooo many tools to capture memories with that it is a bit overwhelming at times. I want to be better about using modern technology in simple ways.
A few weeks ago, my daughter was playing around with voice memo on my new iphone and she recorded a little message that said "I love you Mom" and then she emailed it to me. I was so touched when I opened it up and listened to it. I'll be saving that email for sure!
Both of my kids have build-a-bears that they put their own voice into. You can build your own sound in the store or online. This is a sweet way to preserve a voice message and it would be a special gift for a grandparent or parent to give to a child or vice versa.
I love this little product! It is a talking envelope that is sized just right for a gift card. You just press record and once you are happy with your message just remove the record tab and it is permanent. I like the plain version because you can decorate it yourself with scrapbook or stamp supplies. Or better yet, have your kids draw a picture to jazz it up! They even have talking frames, talking ornaments, and talking paper. What fun! These were announced at CHA this past summer and I was lucky enough to get my hands on a review copy. all of these would make great gifts. You could also incorporate them in to your scrapbooking projects.
Of course you can also use your computer to record your voice. Have you thought about sending actual voice recordings to your loved ones? When is the last time you recorded your voice? How about someone else's voice? What tools do you use? How do you keep these recordings.
I'd love to hear your thoughts!