Since it was my birthday last weekend, I gave myself some time off from dishes and cleaning and sat down to do a few scrapbook pages. It’s probably my longest running hobby, but it’s been a little neglected lately. I don’t let myself get stressed out about it though because hobbies are supposed to be fun!
I’m currently working on pictures from around September 2010 (so a little over a year ago–not too bad) And the way I’ve always done it is one running album for the whole family. I work on 8.5 x 11 pages and put them in page protectors in regular 3 ring binders. When one gets filled up I just keep going in a new one. When I started scrapbooking 9 years ago, I was pretty sure I wouldn’t be able to keep up a book for each kid (even though then we didn’t have any kids yet!)
|“This year we have Emily in 1st grade and Meagan is starting preschool. They are both very excited of course and I’m looking forward to a bit of quiet time in the afternoon while Asher is taking a nap.”|
The way I figure, I’m doing all this as a record for me, and if any of the kids are dying to have some pictures of their own to keep later on, we can make copies or scan digital versions.
|“Meagan was so disappointed when we finished painting the house and it wasn’t yellow. I asked her if she thought it looked like chocolate. She said “No, brown is like dirt and dirt is gross!”|
So, how many other paper-scrapbooks are out there? Have you switched to digital instead? Or do all your photos live on your hard drive (I certainly have plenty there too!)