We all have drawers, baskets, and boxes full of old photos. It’s just a part of human nature and the ability to use a camera! But not everyone is a scrapbooker. In fact, many hate the very idea of scrapbooking. They see big dollar signs. They see too many pictures to put into albums, and they see a whole lot of time spent placing those many pictures into albums. Guess what? You don’t have to hate scrapbooking! And you don’t have to be a scrapbooker either. It’s not that difficult to create an album for your family and friends to enjoy and never once will anyone call you a scrapbooker. Ok, well maybe someone will…but it won’t be me.
Creating a scrapbook is important. Not only are you passing down your family history, but you are cleaning at the same time. How? By cleaning those pictures out of the drawers, baskets and boxes that they are stored in – that’s how! And there is no time like the present. Hey, get the whole family involved. The kids will have a blast.
If your main reason for not scrapbooking, or hating the whole idea is the primary concern of money and time, let me give you a few pointers that will help to ease your mind on the whole concept. I will not turn you into a scrapbooker, I promise.
First, you only need a few simple, and inexpensive things to “make a photo album” (because let’s not forget you are NOT a scrapbooker and this is NOT a scrapbook we are making!). Besides the hundreds of photographs you probably have, you will also need an album.
Sure, you can run out to the store and get a magnetic album, but I don’t recommend it. Yes, I know they are cheap, they will save you loads of time and they look great. Except, those awful gummy pages will destroy your photos in only a few years time.