- As A Fun
By Karen Cundiff
There is no question that scrapbooking has become an
extremely popular method of displaying and protecting
photos. In addition to the benefit of preserving
ever precious photos, it can also be turned into a fun
project that the entire family can enjoy.
Working together to create an album of fond memories is a
fantastic way to spend a rainy afternoon or a cold
winter's night. Scrapbooking can quickly become a
favorite family activity.
Whether it be a recent vacation, sporting event, birthday,
holiday, or various other special family occasions, using
your pictures to put a scrapbook album together is a
perfect way to display your photos, while spending quality
The kids love to sort through pictures, old or new, and
help to create a family heirloom. There are many
aspects of scrapbooking that children can easily assist
with. For example, they enjoy using the special
design scissors, picking out the photos and decorative
paper, and applying them to the photo pages.
The all-time favorite task, however, seems to be
applying the fun stickers to the page, for a perfect
If the children are old enough, they may also like to
journal the pages with captions or thoughts explaining
what is going on in the pictures, what moods or feelings
are being expressed, or just a description of the place in
How many boxes of photos do you have stashed away in a
closet or a drawer? You can use this family activity idea
to put those pictures to good use instead of them just
being stored away.
The process will sometimes go like this.
You enjoy a great week at the beach and return home to
drop off your film for developing. After 2 days or so, you
pick up the developed pictures and reminisce about your
vacation and how much fun everyone had.
The pictures are then placed back in the envelope and
stored in a box (to be placed in a photo album at a later
Several months or perhaps a year goes by, and the
photos are still in a box in the closet.
Maybe not everyone, but many of us do something similar
Certainly not intentionally, but as we all know, our
overloaded schedules sometimes prevent us from doing the
things that we mean to do.
Another benefit of scrapbooking your photos is the acid
and lignin free system. Using scrapbooking albums
and scrapbooking supplies that are acid and lignin free
will protect your pictures from fading and discoloring.
You definitely want to protect your photo investment
and irreplaceable special memories with your loved ones.
If your photos are placed in a scrapbook in a fun and
creative way, you are more likely to store the album on a
bookshelf or table.
The scrapbooking album then becomes a great decoration
that will be a wonderful conversation piece. After
all, our most treasured times are with family and friends,
and the photos that are taken at these moments, should be
for additional information about scrapbooking. You will
find helpful scrapbooking advice, resources, and a list of
the essential supplies you will need to get started.
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