Let's talk about the big picture of scrapbooks. Today Becky Higgins blogged about how the heck do you document your family's story.
Do you do a Project Life for each kid? Just for your family? What about your baby's first year? What about when they start school?
There are SO many options aren't there? Rather than being overwhelmed, just pick something!
I am a huge advocate for doing what works for you.
Everyone's life looks different and what works for me, may not work for you. Five years ago, I scrapbooked all the time. I have tons of scrapbooks.
Now, two kids later, my documenting style has changed.
But I am still documenting. And I think that is what is most important.
Here is what works for me currently:
Annual Project Life album – this is a family album that captures bits of everything for ALL of us. I expect that these albums will stay with me.
Annual photo book for each child – These books are around 100 pages a year and capture photos of each child's year. Some photos will be the same in both books, some will be different. I make these books in Picaboo and order 2 copies (one for me and one for the child). So, when Elias and Adeline move out, they will take 18 books with them. I will also have all 36 books at home.
Special event photo books – I also like to create photo books for special photo shoots, vacations, etc. These stay with me.
Scrapbooks – I use Stacy Julian's Big Picture Scrapbooking methodology for scrapbooking (scrapbooks for each kid, family, friends, etc.). Though I haven't scrapbooked in a while, I do hope to get back into it. These may stay with me or go with the kids… we'll see!
Again, don't be overwhelmed. Simply take a step to do something to record your family's story. You won't regret it.
For more on memory keeping, check out my 31 Days of Memory Keeping series.
What is your memory keeping style?
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