September 03, 2013
What to Pack for Your College Bound Student
Create a Photo Book to Remind Them of Home.
Your child is heading off to college – and is probably very excited and a little bit nervous about living away from home for the first time. Before summer ends and a new chapter begins for your college bound student, there is a flurry of activity to prepare for a new life . There are many lists that you can check to insure that you are packing all that your child will need while at college – but those lists may not include the little comforts that can get your child through those inevitable lonely and uncertain times.
Those first few weeks away at college can be rough on a new student, especially if this is the first time your child will be living away from home. It is easy to get a little homesick – missing family, old friends and all that is familiar. So while you are packing up his or her favorite sweater, those worn-in jeans and the must-have pillow, slip in a special gift that is sure to bring smile with happy memories of home.
Create a photo book of your child’s favorite things about home.
We have found that what a new college student misses most about home are the everyday moments that make up their daily lives. Below are some ideas to help you compile photos that your college student will treasure while away from home.
- Just hanging out in his or her room.
- Playing guitar on the bed.
- Rough-housing with the family pet.
- Watching TV with brothers and sisters.
- Taking a nap on the couch.
- Talking with mom at the kitchen island.
- Reading in that special nook by the window.
- Beating his little brother on a computer game.
- Hanging out with friends in the basement.
- Catching a football game with dad.
- Barbequing in the back yard with the family.
- Favorite hangouts with friends.
Can’t get a photo book done before your child leaves for school? Surprise your student with a special care package. Photo books are treasured gifts from home – especially in those first few weeks of college.
Clearstory’s Everyday Photo Book makes putting together a quality photo book faster, easier and more affordable than ever. Simply download the software and upload your photos. The software guides you through each step making it fast and simple to create a photo book your college student will love. Write something special from home on the first page, then fill the rest of the 20 pages with photos of favorite every day moments. The Everyday Photo Book comes with a specialty die-cut, hard cover and is just $19.95.
When you are packing up for college, think about sending along a photo book with all of their favorite everyday memories of home.