From Jeanette: Getting the Whole Story


I’m a big fan of “I Love Lucy.” I watch it almost every day, and regardless of whether I’m having a good day or a bad day, it always lifts my spirits. I have wonderful memories of watching this show and of how it became part of my family’s life, too. My youngest daughter, Aubrey, has grown to love it as well. It’s something we share, and I love that.

Today is National “I Love Lucy” Day, so I thought it would be a great time to share about how this television show is a part of my life, and how even trivial things like the TV shows we watch can become cherished memories.

We often think about scrapbooking as a way to document important life events: births, graduations, weddings, holidays, and so on. These are the natural moments and milestones to scrapbook, especially for beginners who need a place to start. However, it’s important to remember that scrapbooking is so much more than documenting a series of events: It’s about creating a personal record, so when your children and their children look through your albums, they get to know what you were like—your personality, your habits, your likes and dislikes, and your stories.

Close To My Heart Founder & CEO, Jeanette Lynton, shares her thoughts about what memory keeping means #ctmh #closetomyheart #memorykeeping #scrapbooking #journaling #stories #paper

That’s why I especially love scrapbooking as a form of memory keeping. Even the beautiful artwork you create is a reflection of who you are! You’re unique, and so are the ways you choose to document your stories with paper and ink.

Close To My Heart Founder & CEO, Jeanette Lynton, shares her thoughts about what memory keeping means #ctmh #closetomyheart #memorykeeping #scrapbooking #journaling #stories #paper

“I Love Lucy” is a part of who I am, and I want my children and their children to think of me each time they come across an episode.

So how about you? What TV shows, books, or other forms of entertainment are a part of your life to the point that telling your story would be incomplete without them? Write those things down and consider adding them to your scrapbooks! Then take it another step further and try writing down a list of other objects, routines, likes, dislikes, and stories that are a part of who you are. Start documenting these things in your scrapbooks to preserve your memory. I know this will bring you and future generations so much happiness.

Wishing you love as you tell your stories,


P.S. I’ve love to see your list, the photos you take, and your scrapbook pages. Share them on social media by using the hashtag #memorykeepingmatters.

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13 thoughts on “From Jeanette: Getting the Whole Story

  1. Jeanette, your layouts made me smile. Thank you for the reminder that even the little moments are worthy of capturing in our scrapbooks.

  2. “I Love Lucy” reruns got me through 2 miserable summers, living alone and writing a dissertation. But, my favorite character is Jessica Fletcher from “Murder She Wrote”, strong, honest and intelligent woman with a tender heart and compassion for the underdog…the world needs more women like her, Lucy, and Jeanette!

  3. “I Love Lucy” was and is my all time favorite tv show as well. Nothing compares with it. That show is what real comedy is all about. I would love to do a layout or two for my personal “Memory Album”. Where did you find the pictures that you incorporated in your layouts? 🙂

  4. Today after winding down my 60th birthday weekend I was wondering what my mom would think of having 2 daughters over 60 now, I saw this post and it literally made my heart laugh out loud..
    You see, growing up with my mom was like growing up with I Love Lucy. Costumes, shenanigans, holidays or not, there was always a laugh to be had. We met a Lucy impersonator at the State Fair and she was giddy as if it really was Lucy herself…and yes I scrapbooked those pictures and it’s one of my all time favorites!

  5. This was one of my favourite shows as a child also & felt I had lost a friend when she passed away. Your layouts are lovely and have inspired me, thank you for sharing them. God bless

  6. This is such a great idea. I never would have thought to scrap anything but the pictures I take. Now I have too many ideas running through my head. What a great legacy it will leave for my kids. Thank You BTW I am a huge Lucy fan and even had my own Ethel. It is also my nickname that goes with my red hair.

  7. Growing up in a rural area, I would say Little House on the Prairie had a big influence on my childhood. I read all the books and waited with much anticipation for each new episode.

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