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Do You Keep a Scrapbook?

It may surprise you to know this, but scrapbooks are not only child's play. They are in fact one of the most charming ways to preserve memories.

The best part about a scrapbook is that it gives you complete creative license over what you want to include in it.

Look back and try to remember your child's first step. It is likely that you may have photographed this moment and put a photograph in your album. You may have even written down the date at the back of the photograph, but albums often don't give you leeway to write much else.

Remember that memories need to be preserved. A beautiful memory book can provide you with joy for years to come. Every time you feel low, just browsing through a memory book can lift your mood and remind you of how wonderful life is. It helps you relive the great times you have had; a photograph does not always capture this. True, a photograph is worth a thousand words, but a few words added to a photograph makes it even more special.

Not just words and photographs, but even little objects can be stuck and included in your memory book.

So if you want to store memories of your child's birthday, consider using a scrapbook this time instead of a photo album. Begin the scrapbook by pasting the invitation card to the party. Then paste the party photographs and write a description of what each photograph signifies. If you have a photograph of all the children playing a game, you could jot down what the game was, who won it, what the prize was etc. This would make your 'album' that much richer.

Similarly, you may have noticed that when you come back from a holiday for a short and don't feel like throwing away play tickets, train passes, plane tickets, concert show tickets, little memorable knick knacks and so on, you preserve them for a month or so in a drawer, perhaps a year, and the next time you clean out your cupboard, you look at them wistfully one last time and then trash them. Instead, wouldn't it be so much nicer if you could just stick them into your scrapbook alongside the relevant photographs? I know a boy who had gone for a Ricky Martin concert in Miami, and subsequently made a scrapbook of the occasion. He preserved not only the photographs, but also the ticket of the show. On the ticket he took the signature of his friend who had taken him along for the concert. The boy had also managed to secure an autograph of the singer, which was stuck in the scrapbook alongside the singer's photograph. And finally, the boy crushed the can of Coke he bought at the concert, and included that too in the scrapbook! He included details of songs Ricky Martin had sung at the concert, printouts of lyrics of songs, and the end result was a scrapbook that everyone loves to go through again and again. Now wouldn't you rather your child spend some free time doing something creative and fun that will be cherished by him for years to come instead of spending time in front of the television? So get him started on a scrapbook!

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akshaya.4 years ago
I have written a pregnancy scrap book-" The Journey of Love", where both Mom and Dad can write and treasure their emotions,memories and events happening throughout the pregnancy period and till the 1rst year of the child and also all the 1rst activities of the baby.a complete package of Pregnancy Journal+Baby 9902966166 view for sample pages in the book
Samira.8 years ago
i have a book where i have tried to noted each and every thing of my daughter. i love doing all this thing. few day back when i was looking for some paper in my old cupboard, i got my old scrapbook. when i was turning the pages of the book it took me back to the olden days and it was a great joy...
Raghavendra.8 years ago
i must thank you for reminding me of the scrapebook. i will restart to keep the one.
Orinjade.8 years ago
i started keeping a scrapbook years ago when i was a kid. i rediscovered the joy of it when i went to the us for a trip, and my friends there did it. i have started doing it again - it is a lot of fun!
dinesh.8 years ago
hi do we get scrapbook accessories in india contact me on
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shibu malto.8 years ago
i am ex student of k.v.singarsi
i am the players of basket ball.
in that day i do business as well as i do gratution.
i am studing in class 11
i am studing in class 11
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