It’s helpful to have a filing system for saving important school memories, papers, and photos. These School Keepsake Boxes are the perfect filing system to keep all school documents in one place.

How to make School Keepsake Boxes

School Keepsake Boxes

Marie starts school this year, and I want to be as organized as possible with all of the things that she will bring home from school with her. Putting everything in a file box (or two) throughout the years seems like a great way to keep track of special papers, artwork, and photos from school. Then, when the girls are grown up I can give them their organized keepsake boxes full of memories for them to enjoy.

How to make a School Keepsake Box

I created my own School Keepsake Boxes by using stackable totes with lids from the Container Store, then filling them with hanging file folders.  I labeled each file folder with one of the following categories:

  • 0-3 years
  • PK – this is what our school calls preschool
  • JK – this is what our school calls pre-K
  • Kindergarten
  • First Grade
  • Second Grade
  • Third Grade
  • Fourth Grade
  • Fifth Grade
  • Sixth Grade
  • Seventh Grade
  • Eighth Grade
  • Ninth Grade
  • Tenth Grade
  • Eleventh Grade
  • Twelfth Grade
  • Cards
  • Other

I then followed the following videos to use my Cricut Joy to make cute name labels for the boxes, but you can also buy them on Etsy.

What to put in a School Keepsake Box

  • Printed out photos from the year
  • Letters to Santa
  • Cards from important people
  • Report cards
  • Team pictures
  • Favorite art projects

Supplies needed to make a School Keepsake Box

How to make School Keepsake Boxes

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