THE GIFT OF PRECIOUS MEMORIES THIS CHRISTMAS
The Memories and Nostalgia Collection has launched a
range of acid free storage boxes in time for Christmas
to give family history enthusiasts, sentimentalists and
keen scrapbookers a way of preserving memories of times
The specially created family history boxes are
manufactured using special acid-free board and paper
designed to slow the process of decay and create a 'time
capsule' that will hold precious memorabilia to pass
from generation to generation. They make an ideal gift
for any special occasion - presented empty or even
pre-filled with priceless family history as a real 'This
is Your Life'.
Interest in researching and preserving family history is
an international phenomenon with one in four US
households, gathering family memories, photographs and
materials from garments worn on significant occasions.
In the UK, the interest in family history is by no means
scrappy, last month a leading UK retailer attributed its
bounce back into profit directly to the scrapbooking
The archive-packaging experts behind the nostalgia
collection, Waterman's, have been making
specialist-packaging and materials since 1897 and have
served leading museums, record keepers and archivists
for decades. Due to the increasing demand for home
record storage, and the desire to keep and collect, they
have now developed a fully tested, new range to fit
domestic needs and budgets.
Director of The Memories and Nostalgia Collection, David
Waterman explains the importance of the storage boxes,
"Family history is a huge part of every day life and the
importance of keeping a record of marriages, births,
family health and history is becoming much more
prevalent. Virtually everyone keeps papers and family
mementos but stores them in ways that guarantee they
will deteriorate. Old shoes boxes, plastic bags, drawers
and keepsake boxes are acidic - and that rots paper and
fabric. Our new Family History and Keepsake collection
box was created to give peace of mind that treasured
items will remain safe from deterioration. The feedback
we have had since the launch of the new collection has
The Family History Box kit, is far more flexible than a
traditional scrapbook as it contains five useful box
sizes, record sheets and practical solutions for the
most commonly kept items found in many households. It
costs from £29.99 including postage and packing and can
be purchase online from
"If people want their memorabilia to endure they need to
use professional quality, acid free materials,"
summarises David, "Until now that has been very
difficult for the family history enthusiast to find. The
Memories and Nostalgia Collection makes archive grade
quality available to everyone and means that precious
memories can be preserved for future generations."
For further information contact
David Waterman, Director, Memories and Nostalgia, Tel.
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Web:
A full Family History and Keepsake collection box
- Outer box, 450x325x90mm - fits A3-size papers.
For newspapers, a scrapbook or a photo album.
- Flip-top box, 315x220x85mm - A4-size box perfect
for family letters, certificates, invitations,
special cards and collectables.
Medium box, 290x205x85mm - for mementoes, keepsakes,
cards, tickets from that special trip, home-shot
DVDs and so on.
- Tall box, 165x125x127mm - the right size for
standard photographs, a pair of baby shoes, tapes
and other easily-mislaid items.
Little boxes, (2) 60x50x23mm - to prevent small
items getting lost and forgotten.
Quiz box containing: talk and tell family quiz
cards, do you know? Family quiz cards and quiz cards
rule sheet .
Archive tissue paper .
Document folder containing: family record and
medical history sheets, notes & memos sheets, diary
sheets and timeline life review sheets .
Four-generation family tree and family milestone
Photo mounts .
Box name cards .