May is National Scrapbook Month

Scrapbook, Scrapbooking, National Scrapbook MonthWhat do you use to enhance your favorite memories? For that crafty side of us, we tend to preserve our personal and family memorabilia in a scrapbook. These creative albums go beyond the typical photo album. They are often decorated and contain postcards, letters, photographs, newspaper clippings, invitations, cards, poems, recipes and other things unique to the collector or creator of these albums.

Scrapbooks tell a story about a person’s or family’s history. It’s an interesting customized slideshow of artifacts and souvenirs that depict some important moments of the scrapbook maker’s life. Sometimes people think that scrapbooking is strictly a hobby older women engage in, like quilting for example. If you look closely, you will find that scrapbooking has a number of fans among young people and even men.

Although many people love digital scrapbooking, it just doesn’t carry the same type of spirit that a handmade scrapbook can carry and that can be passed down through generations. It’s also interesting to see the types of materials used when the memory book was created.

Are you a scrapbooker? Are you a member of a scrapbook community? What interesting things do you use when you create your scrapbook masterpiece?

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