I have said it before – it is so important to preserve all the photos we are taking.
I often wished that my grandparents took better care of all those photos they took. Instead of carefully preserving them and recording who those people in the photos were or more importantly what they meant to my grandparents the photos were shoved here and there to be found after they had passed. Now when I ask who the photos from my grandparents – no one knows actually. I get I have a few – uncle or aunt so and so may have some more. And the worst thing about all of it is they are still not being preserved.
If you don’t have the photos and your uncle, cousin, aunt, or brother does – ask them if they can scan them into the computer and send you a file. If they don’t use a computer – have them take the photos to a photo place to make the copies or ask them to loan them to you so that you may get them copied.
Once you have copies you are in business to start what ever kind of scrapbook you like with them.
You may not know all the people in the photos – ask older relatives who they are – see if they remember.
Don’t hesitate – especially if you need the help of elder family members to tell you what the pictures are of. If you don’t have access to help – scrap the photos. Don’t think just because you don’t know who they are that they don’t matter. This is your history – your family – your roots. Leave a legacy of photos for your grandchildren.
If you don’t have photos of your ancestors – journal your memories. What a special gift for future generations in your family to have. Think about it ~ wouldn’t you treasure your grandmother’s journaled thoughts about her childhood, her parents, her family, their activities and current events at the time. I certainly would.
Let me help you get started. Call or email me with questions you might have about how to get started.
This is National Scrapbook Month and it is a great time to get started.
As you can see scrapbook albums can get very customized.
For this page I created a two page spread of a hockey goal that I used as a background for some of the photos.
He was the goalie – so I customized the page just for him.
Please note that I intentionally distorted and blurred some of the elements (newspaper articles, tickets, etc) on these pages.
Again, whether you have never scrapbook before or have dabbled with it – now is the time to get started or take your scrapbooking to the next level.
Go get that big box you keep stuffing the photos you are taking of your family and let’s get started scrapbooking together.
Look for my new scrabooking classes – coming soon.
Now I am off to take some photos of my daughter’s Dance Recital! Come back often to see what I create with her pictures.
Have a stampin’ good day~