There is no better way to keep your special photos nice than to display them within the pages of a nicely finished scrapbook. Scrapbooks can be much more creative than a simple photo album. They allow you to not only display your pictures, but you have a chance to include other special keepsakes in a very decorative way.
Scrapbooks begin with a theme. Themes provide order to what could otherwise turn into a random sampling of photos. Think about the pictures you plan to use. Are they all from one particular party, holiday, or vacation? This could become your book’s theme. Let’s say you have all of your Holiday photos to use. Your theme could be Christmas.
You will need to find a nice book to use as the base of your project. Look for one with large pages. This provides you with plenty of room to include other keepsakes or for adding a note about the main photo. A good quality scrapbook will have acid free paper that will help protect the photos from aging. Scrapbooks and other supplies can be found at your local craft store or hobby shop.
Decorate the Pages
To create an interesting scrapbook you will need more than just a photo on each page. Craft stores have decorative papers to use as a background for each page, but you can be creative. For example, let’s pretend you are making a vacation scrapbook. Road maps and tourist brochures can become excellent backgrounds. Attach tickets, post cards, or any other mementos from the trip for added decoration. Highlight the pictures with metal photo corners like those from Curlson Sericur Industries.
In Your Own Words
You may think that you will never forget the time, place, or people in a photo, but age has a way of crowding out our memories. Take the time to write a little note next to the picture describing who is in it, where it was taken, and when it was taken. Add any stories or anecdotes for a personal touch.
Scrapbooks can hold your special memories from the family vacation, your child’s life, weddings, and so much more. Taking the time to put one of these unique books together will be rewarded with a treasure that is sure to become a family heirloom.