When it regards special yearly events, for example Christmas and birthdays, or even the birth of a new baby, you will see that you wish these events could be relived again and again. After all when it comes to these special events they have the potential to produce total happiness and joy in a person’s life. So why not consider sharing it? Create a scrapbook to record all the joyful memories in your life so that your family can relive those happy moments again. Creating memories which you and your family will enjoy is as easy as counting. Here’s what you need to do.
● Gather and organize your materials
You’ll need a photo album or scrapbook, old and recent photographs of whatever event you would like to make a memory of, other memorable stuff such as tickets and receipts, and don’t forget your scrapbooking basics such as glue, scissors, and ribbons as embellishments among others.
Take the required time to locate old photos. You may even want to consider asking the oldest family member for help. Old photographs are the best materials you’ll ever have in creating your scrapbook. They will serve as happy memories for you and your family to take pleasure in.
Old tickets from your trip to the museum or to the movies as well as concert tickets are also great scrapbooking mementos. These will help you to remember trips that you took many eons ago, which you may have forgotten if it hadn’t been for these rediscovered tickets.
● Create a theme for your scrapbook
When making a scrapbook, you need to think of a particular theme so you’ll know which direction you’ll be heading in. After all a scrapbook that is disorganized is no scrapbook at all. Confusion and puzzlement are major no-no’s so ask help from your family and friends who took part in that particular event you would like to make a scrapbook of.
If you would like to stick to birthdays in your family, then focus on that alone. The same notion goes for graduations, family travels, plus Christmas holidays, to name a few. By focusing on one theme alone, you’ll have an easy time finding stuff and other mementos to put in your scrapbook and you’ll be able to finish it in no time!
● Create Scrapbooking Notes
After you have figured out what pictures, design and theme you want to incorporate in your scrapbook, journalize it. Combine notes to the events that took place. Include who is in the photo, the event that took place, and even a funny story, to name a few. For instance if you have one photo depicting you and your dad in a fishing store or a self defense products shop (and you’re a girl!), you could consider writing a note that says, “Left my girl activities at home as I spend the day with dad purchasing a tazer and fishing poles! Can anyone think of something better?” Try and make something creative. Write notes that are funny. This is a good chance to let your personality shine through.
Photo albums just show you pictures and nothing else. It will be up to the individual to add what happened. With scrapbooks, you are telling the story to someone who views it. You will be designing something that makes you rethink of an event, which will hopefully also make you laugh over the events that took place as well. Preserving memories is the true essence of scrapbooking. Additionally, your friends and family with also think of it as a thoughtful gesture that they will enjoy.