Scrapbooking is a popular making type for creative makers – especially those who love papercraft. However it is not only making enthusiasts who are getting involved, there are many reasons why people choose to scrapbook.
Making scrapbooks allow you to relive the memories of times loved such as holidays, family gatherings and important occasions like milestone birthdays. Travel scrapbooking is a very popular theme as travelling and visiting new places is an aspiration many people have in common. Through scrapbooking the maker tells their story of what they experienced which allows them to relive these memories for years to come.
They bring positivity with every page the maker turns through remembering those moments. Another great example of this is when someone who is going through a significant journey in their life scrapbooks throughout that time. For example, wedding scrapbooking is very common so that brides can look back and remember the choices they made to make their special day perfect.
Scrapbooks are also a thoughtful gift for a friend or family member to remember all the great times they have shared together. They tell stories that we cannot through visual narrative which is why so many people choose to make them!
Creating scrapbooks are special especially when they keep the memory of a loved one lost alive. Scrapbooking can help with grief by creating and remembering a life in a positive way. Our chosen charity this year, Nightingale House, create memory books with some patients and family members to help with their losses.
Popular keepsakes for memory books are photos, tickets to events, plane tickets, postcards, written notes, badges, pressed flowers and leaflets. Adding these items bring a personal touch to scrapbooks and helps people remember all the intricate details of their memories.
Sizzix love a scrapbook for all occasions as we recognise that it brings positivity to peoples lives and allows them to preserve special memories from their life. There is plenty of inspiration for a variety of layouts and styles and our making essentials are perfect for creating beautiful pages too!
Take a look at some of our scrapbook inspiration: