You have decided to start a scrapbook to create a visual and physical way to preserve your memory of a special event but not sure how to go about it. There are several styles of scrapbook you can use depending on how formal you want your scrapbook to be. In this article I will show some examples of the different ways you can scrapbook your memories.
A Scrapbook – what is it?
A book or album of photographs, memorabilia, or written text explaining some memories, also called ‘journaling’ or diary entry. Journaling can be a few words beside or under a photograph, or around an item of memorabilia, usually providing a date, place and time of the event but a diary is mainly a written (hand written or typed) book of your activities or memories of daily events.
When I was growing up a scrapbook was exactly that a collection of items of interest cut from newspapers, usually called newspaper clippings or magazines or even handwritten where print material not available or to add information to the newspaper cuttings.
Junk Journal scrapbook
Now here’s a different approach again. What do I mean by Junk Journal Scrapbook? It is utilising the covers of a sturdy book that you no longer want but the cover is suitably sturdy to use as a cover for an album. An example is at the end of this post.
Display Book scrapbook
Display book scrapbooks are a useful for larger item you want to preserve, such as brochures of special places, menues, information about places or buildings. For example I have a booklet about York Minster from one of my travels but it is too thick to include in a conventional album and too large for a Junk Journal scrapbook I had to think of someway of keeping it safe. I had some display books so I tried that and it fitted perfectly so the Display Book Scrapbook happened.
I have given you a very brief look at scrapbooks, the different styles and appearance and these are only a few, I have several more different shaped ones, different sized ones but really it is dependent on what you want to put into the scrapbook that will decide which format you use. There is no wrong or right when it comes to scrapbooking, if you want to use a simple note book and paste things into that, that’s okay, after all it is your scrapbook.
I hope this was helpful. Please leave your comments and feedback. Until next time.