We cherish special moments by snapping pictures and collecting mementos to remember them by. But more often than not those items are either forgotten, left stored on our phones or computers, or stuffed in a drawer or box somewhere. Starting a scrapbook is a creative way to protect and store those keepsakes. Gather your photos and special mementos, and follow these helpful tips to start a scrapbook.
1.Identify your reason for creating a scrapbook.
Are there stacks of pictures in a drawer that you want to do something with? Does your iPhone currently have over a thousand pictures of your kids? Do you want to commemorate your wedding anniversary by displaying your favorite moments? Or would you simply like to take on a project to satisfy your inner-creative? Figure out why you want to start a scrapbook and what it will allow you to do.
2.Decide how you want to organize your scrapbook.
Once you’ve figured out why you want to start a scrapbook, you’ll need to figure out how best to present your idea. Your scrapbook can focus on a particular theme. It can attempt to tell a story. Or it can simply unfold a set of events in chronological order.
- Let’s say you took your first trip to Europe, and returned with hundreds of photos. You could choose to create a scrapbook that highlights each city you visited. European cities would be your theme.
- Maybe during your trip you got lost and met a group of locals who decided to show you the best places to visit in their city, including inviting you to an intimate gathering. You could craft your scrapbook around that impromptu adventure, which means your scrapbook would tell a story.
- Or maybe you don’t want to leave anything out of your scrapbook about your trip. You could organize and display your photos in chronological order.