One of the best things that can draw a family together is making a scrapbook. Different family members can contribute different elements, and some of parts can be worked together. For example, Meg may be good at photo editing on the computer and James may enjoy stamping, Mark may love to cut things out and Julie may be good at page layout. However, everyone should have a say in the final page before all the parts are glued down permanently. The entire family can take part in creating the pages that will be treasured for years to come.
Here are five ideas to start, but family members may have great ideas for other pages as everyone gets involved with the project of making the scrapbook. Note that the number of pages on each subject does not have to be limited if everyone wants to contribute, but one individual adding too many items may need her or his items put to a communal vote:
Seasonal Pages –
Beginning in January and February, the family can add photos and other items that celebrate winter. As each season comes, the family can take an afternoon or a few evenings together adding items to pages designated for each season.
Appreciation Pages –
As each family member has a birthday or just all at once, the other members of the family can create a page of appreciation for the individual. Funny and fun photos as well as endearing moments captured are perfect to add. Everyone can compose short notes telling things about that individual that they love and appreciate.
Mementos from Family Trips –
Ticket stubs, photos, brochures and other mementos from family trips should have their own dedicated pages in the scrapbook. Everyone can add something that they especially enjoyed about the trip.
Holiday Memories –
Any holidays that the family enjoys together are excellent subjects for scrapbook pages. Valentine’s Day, Easter and July 4th as well as Thanksgiving and Christmas are United States’ holidays that family commonly love and want to remember.
Year in Review – Milestones that individuals have made during the past year like winning in a bowling tournament or graduating from kindergarten are events to commemorate on these pages. The family can gather milestone photos, items and memories and put them together on New Year’s Eve or another day or convenient time when the family is together around the New Year’s holiday.
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