Keep up with your family memories with a unique and fun scrapbook album that would make a great gift idea for anyone who loves your family. With lots of different techniques and style, this smash memory album will be repeated and enjoyed for years to come.
I find the older I get, the less I remember. It's both a curse and a blessing in some ways. I am thrilled that I can't remember all the dumb things I did as a child, but I hate the fact that I can't remember all the fun little things that my kids say and do from day to day.
Since I am working so hard to try and create fun family times with them, I want to be able to remember them. What's the point of doing 30 days of Family Fun if we don't remember them next week?
To help myself, I created a 2015 family scrapbook. Then, I turned it into a gift for my parents an in-laws for Christmas. It was a triple win since they didn't need more junk, they are already wanted to know about what is happening in our lives, and I'm already doing the work for me.
Today I wanted to show you how the 2015 scrapbook turned out so you can start collecting memories and thinking about gifts for this Christmas.
small binder from Walmart. I love the 6x8 inch size and have used them for a lot of different organization tips in my house. I also made a ton of different plastic canvas notebook cover patterns.
I am new to scrapbooking, so I used a variety of different styles to try and figure out which I like best. I ended up with a combination of smash book, projects life, and traditional scrapbooking.
For the first page, we took a family picture in January when we went down to visit my daughter and parent's for Christmas. Using a short journal card and the picture, it was the perfect way to introduce the year.
Kids say the darndest things and with my kids, we are always laughing around here. I wanted to remember these moments, so when they happened, I would text myself what was said on my phone. Then I used a 4x6 inch project life journaling card to print what was said and add it to the scrapbook.
I have to admit that this is one of my favorite parts of the whole scrapbook. I get to remember the funny moments that pop out of my kids minds and mouths, and our parents get to know our kids a little more and laugh with us.
I used a lot of different techniques to decorate the pages, even when they were just project life page protectors. I create a lot of printable journaling cards here on the blog, so I used some of them.
I also decorated with an old Dr Seuss book I found at a garage sale when my son was in Seussical: The Musical for school. It was fun to decorate around the color and fun designs already on the pages.
I even added stickers and paper clips to the pages for a little bit of extra dimension and theme.
I can't tell you how much I LOVE the way this scrapbook turned out, and both of our parents LOVED it also. It was easy to design up one page, and then just copy it enough for an album for each parent.
What a fun idea this would be if you were having a family reunion too. Not only are they great Christmas presents, but any season and event would be super fun to do.
How do you keep up with your family memories?