A memory scrapbook can contain mementos of anything or anyone which is special to you and which you'd like to commemorate. The memory scrapbook might also be created to share those memories with others now or those in generations to come. One of the best ways to begin this book of memories is to start to save memorabilia of special events that you'd like to feature in your scrapbook. Place these items in a box set aside for this particular purpose and add to it as memorable events continue through the years. Photographs of special events or special celebrations are an important part of any memory book so it is important that all photographs of events or people always are dated and the event or names of people in the picture are noted on the back of each picture. Here's how to get started:
After you've gathered a number of items, you can begin to create your memory scrapbook.
- Buy a scrapbook. The book's design can be as elaborate or as simple as you wish. It can be costly or inexpensive, depending on your finances. The type of book is not as important as are the memories that you eventually put into the book.
- Decide on the type of memory book you want to make. Memories can be anything that might have been important in your life which you want to remember and memorialize in pictures or with other items such as theater tickets. Photographs of friends, family, or specific celebrations all contain memories of your favorite times to share with future generations, especially if your memory book contains pictures of a deceased family member.
- Think about creating a scrapbook which features special events in your life worth remembering. This book can contain tickets to a special event you shared with one you love or loved. The cocktail stirrer from your first drink, or matchbooks from various hotels you stayed at during your travels through the years are also great items to include in your memory scrapbook.
- Gather all of your memory scrapbook items and place them temporarily in a type of folio to keep them in dated order.
- Buy supplies for your scrapbook like scotch tape, sticky pads, and a marker pen to write with. Visit a scrapbook store and find any type of embellishments that you might like to add to your scrapbook pages.
- Find a place to work on where you will not be disturbed and where you can keep the dated pictures, memorabilia and supplies safe when you have to put the book aside at the end of the day.
- As you're putting your scrapbook together, you can organize it by event, by person, or chronologically. Use the embellishments, photos and other items to tell a story: set them on each page in such a way that each page illuminates the person or event, rather than randomly grouping items together.
Once you've finished your first memory scrapbook, you may find that you want to create another. That's no problem - just begin collecting mementos again, and you'll soon be working on a second or even a third memory scrapbook!