When scrapbooking, one of the best things we can do is to try and make our pages meaningful. Otherwise, we end up with boring and repetitive layouts. Here are a few strategies that will help us make meaningful scrapbook pages.
1. Go Beyond the Basics
Going beyond the basics means documenting more than the who, what, where, and when. It means digging dig deeper, and identifying the relevant and heart-tugging elements of your page. What are the emotions shown in our photos? What relationships do the people have? Is the story connected to something in our family history?
2. Handwrite the Journaling
Handwriting our journaling adds a personal touch to our layouts. Years from now, it’ll be fun to see these hand written notes. Our children will also appreciate having a tangible example of something so personal as handwriting.
3. Use Candid Shots
Using candid shots in our scrapbook pages adds an element of casual fun. They show life as it happens every day. Often, candid photos capture facial expressions that we would not otherwise see.
4. Include Ordinary Things
Ordinary items like receipts, scribbles, drawings and thank you cards can be included in scrapbook pages. These things give a snapshot of the mundane things in our lives. How much is a gallon of milk? What is our favorite grocery stores? Or chocolate bar?
5. Expand Your Scrapbook Subjects
Meaningful scrap books are not just about the events in our lives. They also document the large circles of people around us, like our communities, churches, school friends, and coworkers. Include these relationships in your scrapbook pages to better document the fullness of your life.
Making meaningful scrap books is easy and well worth the time we put into it. Use these five tips next time you scrapbook, and you will add a meaningful later to your layouts.