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5 Fun Scrapbooking Ideas for the Family

by Jenn

5 Fun Scrapbooking Ideas for the FamilyOne 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.

Author Bio Hayley is a freelance blogger. To begin your family scrapbook today, visit smartpress.com printing services.

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Nicole Becker April 17, 2013 - 1:05 am

I started my scrapbook when my daughter was pregnant with my granddaughter. Now she is 2 1/2 and my scrapbooks are so thick!! Everyone loves my scrapbooks.

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Maria Iemma April 17, 2013 - 9:52 am

I’ve been wanting to start scrapbooking now that my granddaughter has been born so I can one day show her all her milestones. These are very good tips that will help me start the process.

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mnicholas2012 April 17, 2013 - 11:10 am

I like that idea Jen . My kids are older so it can be my project. And believe me it needs to be done, box by box.

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Karen Glatt April 17, 2013 - 12:15 pm

I made a really awesome Scrapbook before last Christmas of all the family and some of the fun things that we did over the years. It was a lot of work, but well worth it when the family saw it and were so thrilled by it! Scrapbooking is so much fun!

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Mitzi Fisher April 17, 2013 - 4:21 pm

I love scrapbooking. These are great ideas to share with the family.

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Mary Goon April 17, 2013 - 5:06 pm

I can’t wait to make a scrapbook with my munchkins =D

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william saylor April 17, 2013 - 5:25 pm

Me and my daughters love to scrapbook together.

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pamela resendiz April 17, 2013 - 7:24 pm

i love scrapbooking with the kids..thank-you

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Sylvia Zajis April 18, 2013 - 1:14 am

I will be moving next month and will actually have a craft area again, I am hoping to take th at opportunity to get some scrapbooking done. I have drawers full of old photos that are not being displayed or enjoyed. Thanks for reminding me of fulfilling this task as well as having a bit of fun while doing it!

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JENNIFER HART April 18, 2013 - 10:17 am

My sister-in law does scrapbooks of their family summer time with the kids. All summer long each child picks out their favorite things along the way and then when school starts up again they pick out their favorite snapshots as well. Then usually by Feb she has them put together and shows the kids which helps to kick the winter blues and gets them daydreaming and planing for the coming summer.

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