Scrapbooking has been around for centuries and has been a way for people to preserve memories and tell stories. While many people associate scrapbooks with photographs, they can also be used to keep other memorabilia that hold special meaning. These items can help to create a more complete and personal story.
In the past, scrapbooks were made using paper and glue that would eventually turn yellow and deteriorate over time. It is now recommended to make copies of everything and include the originals in scrapbooks. This will help to preserve the original items, while still allowing them to be displayed and enjoyed.
Many types of “extras” can be added to a scrapbook. These include report cards, essays from school, birthday invitations, maps of cities visited, college brochures, greeting cards, postcards, decorative napkins, place cards from table settings, pressed flowers, receipts from favorite restaurants, play and concert programs, sporting event tickets and programs, magazine and newspaper articles, old drivers licenses, and CD covers. These items can be added to individual pages or left intact and put into a sheet protector alongside photos of the events they represent.
Scrapbooking can be a fun and creative way to tell a story and preserve memories. There is no limit to the items that can be included in a scrapbook, as long as they hold special meaning and help to tell the overall story. By including various items, scrapbooks can become more than just a collection of photographs, but a reflection of a person’s life and experiences.