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Preserving Life's Memories Through Scrapbooking


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With today's latest technology, preserving our memories like family reunions, parties with friends, baby's first step, and special occasions such as weddings and anniversaries is as convenient as simply bringing your digital camera. However, with the convenience comes the habit of just keeping these precious pictures as “files" in your computer. Now, we seldom have these files developed or make hardcopies because we can simply look at them through the computer and send them to family and friends without making extra copies that require additional costs.

However, “files" are never the same as creating memories that we can touch, smell, and look at for hours and hours. In order for us to make our memories timeless, making a scrapbook is definitely a fun and exciting idea that will preserve your life's best moments. But how do you make a scrapbook?

- First, choose a sizeable album or simply a blank scrapbook that you think is suitable to your taste. Selecting one is very personal so take your time to choose your scrapbook. Once you bring your new scrapbook home, gather all the pictures you want to use in your scrapbook. But before randomly putting them all in, think of a theme that you would like to have.

- Do you want a scrapbook that will contain your child's picture over the years? Or is it for your family? Some people like to start at the beginning. For example, the first picture on the album will start with a baby picture of your child, or your first date with your spouse-to-be. Basically, your scrapbook will display your history and how you and your family developed and grew over the years.

- Add a few designs to make your scrapbook more attractive. If you want to put titles and texts in your scrapbook, you can either buy them ready-made or you can cut out letters from old magazines. For texts such as stories, notes, and poems, you can choose a pretty piece of stationary and hand write the content or print them so you can come up with different font designs.

- Last but not the least, you can add little picture designs either bought or cut out from old magazines, stationeries, etc, to complete your scrapbook's look.

Once you have completed your scrapbook, you can now preserve and flip through your life's best moments easily and show them to your friends and family.

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