How to Start a Digital Memory Journal

Digital memory book on an iPad

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Keep reading to learn how to use a digital memory journal

Would rather watch a video? Watch my complete walk-through below.

What if there was a way to digitally save your photos in the most special way and were able to instantly share them and collaborate with anyone? Well, in this post I will be showing you how to start a digital memory journal which will do just that! 


Index in digital memory journal

This Collect Happy Moments digital journal is hyperlinked which makes it super easy to navigate throughout your journal. The first tab you will notice is your index tab.

You can think of your index as a way to keep different memory journals organized. This makes it super easy to create journals for different occasions or specific special moments.

Please note that once you start adding to your journals, you want to make sure you don’t start adding more to the page that comes after because the page that comes afterwards is the next section of your index. What you will do is add your pages to each journal section so that you can create a personalized journal.

If this sounds a bit confusing please watch my video as I show you exactly how you will want to add your pages so that you don’t accidentally go to the next section by mistake.


Templates in digital memory journal

The templates section includes ready to use pages so that you can start adding your photos and graphics right away. I love using these in combination with the pages to get the look I am going for.

There are a few different templates to choose from as you can see I have Colorful, Neutral, Travel, Love, Misc., and Frames. Each of these sections includes ready to use templates to customize your journal however you’d like.


Pages in digital memory journal

Next is the Pages section. This section includes a variety of different digital paper which you can easily add to any journal by copying the page and pasting it wherever you’d like. There is a preview to each of the papers and you simply tap on the paper you’d like to use.

I’ve included a variety of different paper types that you can choose from and I’m sure you’ll find what you need!


stickers in digital memory journal

Let’s talk stickers! This is definitely my favorite section! I have included lots of different stickers for you to choose from that will help you create the perfect memory journal.

The sections include: Labels, Tapes, Clips, Pins, Frames, Paper Scraps, Quotes, and a Miscellaneous section. Whether you prefer bright and colorful stickers, or a more neutral tone, I’ve included both styles.

If you use GoodNotes for your journal, I have included a specific file which will make it super easy to copy and paste your stickers wherever you’d like. If you don’t use GoodNotes, I’ve included the PNG files which you can add to your journal in your specific app.

How to Share and Collaborate

collaborate in digital memory journal

One of my favorite ways to use this memory journal is because of how easy it is to collaborate with friends and family using GoodNotes. 

You can do this easily by clicking the Share button and turning the “Share Link to Collaborate” option on. Once you do that, you can click Send Link and that will allow you to share with anyone you’d like.

Super easy and a great way to share special moments with grandparents or even create a special memory journal together!

How to Get Your Digital Memory Journal (h2)

How to start a digital memory journal

Let’s talk about how you can grab your very own Collect Happy Moments Digital Memory Journal. You can grab yours by going to, click Shop and then click on Digital Journals. Once you’ve done that, you can purchase your journal and you will receive a link via email to download the journal.

If you need help figuring out how to get it over to GoodNotes, please watch the video at the top of this post as I walk you through the steps of purchasing, downloading, and adding to GoodNotes.

Please leave any questions you may have below, and I will be more than happy to help! Happy planning and happy journaling!

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