I’ve mentioned before how I started a scrapbook to organize and protect all of my father’s old photos, documents, and newspaper clippings . The project began with a rational purpose but I found myself enjoying the process. While scrapbooking is sometimes mocked, it’s really a creative process that allows you to tell the story of a family member.
I finished the scrapbook for my father, and now am working on one for my mother. I have found the process to be cathartic and therapeutic.
As we move into the digital age, scrapbooks in physical form will probably become passé, replaced by highly efficient, customized digital renditions. But for those of us documenting the lives of loved ones from past generations, scrapbooks are treasured keepsakes.
More scrapbook photos can be seen in this Google photo album.
Do you scrapbook? I would love to hear about your experiences.