Families are fascinating. They hold the key to our genes, memories, personalities and so much more. If you are interested in genealogy, you may have spent months or even years researching and gathering photographs, documents and anecdotes.
Once all this information is in one place, the next question is how to present it. A scrapbook is a beautiful and creative way to preserve memories and a wonderful gift for future generations
Scrapbooking is a relaxing and inventive hobby. You can be as adventurous as you like, seeking out interested materials, or start off with barely any equipment.
Take your time. Let your scrapbook evolve over time and you will grow to love the time when you can work on it.
If you have a huge amount of information to collate in a scrapbook, it may be a good idea to create several books and theme them.
Let your imagination run wild. You may never have tried scrapbooking before, but the beauty of scrapbooking as a hobby is that there really are no rules. The finished product will always be just as you created it, and stands alone.
If you would like to theme your scrapbook, start by defining your theme. Will you create a scrapbook for beautiful old documents – birth certificates, will and the like? Will you create one for each family line? Will your theme be based on the look of the scrapbook – its materials, colours and designs?
Put your personality into your scrapbook. Every family has a few skeletons in their closets – maybe that could be a theme – keep one scrapbook just for the legends, the rogues or the scandals in your family line. Chances are, this will be the most widely read volume in your family history!