I have to admit it makes me sad these days when I hear someone say they never get any photos printed. While there is nothing wrong with only having photos on your phone or computer, it’s just not the same.
And why have photos that you rarely look at when you can turn them into a work of art that can be treasured forever.
It was many, many years ago when a friend invited me to a scrapbooking party. I didn’t know much about scrapbooking at the time but it sounded interesting and I went along. It wasn’t long before I was hooked. And I loved that it combined two of my favourite things. Craft and photos.
After the party, I went out and bought some basic scrapbooking supplies and got started.
Pages and albums quickly filled up, and I loved looking back through the pages and adding more to them.
It was a relaxing craft activity I could do when I felt like it and I loved having my photos and memories organised. It looked amazing.
Why you should start scrapbooking
Before digital cameras, I used to store my photos in a box or in a photo album. The problem was they often got mixed up. I couldn’t remember when they were taken, so my memory of that time was vague at best and I felt distanced from it.
These days everyone has heaps of photos on their phone or digital cameras. Which is great that you can see when the photo was taken. But in years from now, are you going to remember where it was, how you felt, something special that happened or that cheeky thing your toddler did. Probably not.
That’s what I love about scrapbooking. You can add photos to pages and you can write about what happened that day, where it was or anything you want to remember.
When your kids are little, they grow up way too fast. So much happens that if you don’t document some of it, it can get lost forever.
What you will need to get started.
You don’t need a lot and it can be as basic, or as elaborate as you want, depending on what you want to do. And the great thing is, it can be done fairly cheaply.
It’s also a great excuse to get all those photos printed from your phone, reminisce, and get some of those memories down before they fade away. I’m sure in years to come, you’ll be glad you did. My son loves looking at his baby pictures and the things I have written.
You might get addicted like me. But it’s so worth it. Give it a go.
Have you already found the joy of scrapbooking?