International Scrapbooking Industry Day
Scrapbooking is about documenting history through small pieces of memorabilia. These books can contain photos, artworks, tickets stubs and envelopes. There are many other things you could find in these pages. It’s not surprising that this hobby is so popular all over the globe, and it even has its own day of observation!
The concept of scrapbooks has been around for quite some time. They can provide fascinating insights into our ancestors’ lives from centuries past. Englanders could make what was known as ‘commonplacebooks’ from their favorite letters, quotes, recipes, and other information around the 15th century. Commonplace books were a great way to compile knowledge. They are often filled with prayers, proverbs and mathematical formulas as well as informational tidbits.
In the 16th century, friendship books were created. These albums often contained memorabilia of trips and other excursions among friends, and sometimes illustrations or notes. Like modern yearbooks, friendship albums were filled with notes and scribblings by the owners.
In the early 1900s, college women would often use scrapbooking to document their lives. Cameras and photography were not available at that time so students kept their playbills and ticket stubs in a scrapbook.
Scrapbooking could be compared to keeping a journal. This allows us to look back at the past and gain valuable insight.
A great way to keep track of the happenings in your life is scrapbooking. Modern society is reliant on their phones and memory cards – but having something tangible to look through is much more satisfying. Why not get out and make a scrapbook?
It could be used to store tickets stubs, flyers from gigs that you’ve attended, or tags and labels from beer bottles you like. Or cuttings from magazines that interest you.
You could even invite your entire family to join you in creating your family scrapbook for generations to look through. Make sure to not include any embarrassing photos for your family to see.