Are you ready for some football… scrapbooks? High school football is huge around these parts. We live in a rural area, so there isn’t much to do on a Friday night other than cheer on local high schools as they battle it out on the gridiron week after crisp fall week.
Given my child’s age and gender, my family doesn’t frequent the games too often, but when we do, I am always shocked by the number of parents jockeying for space on the sidelines in order to snap keepers of their kids.
Our neighbor’s son plays for one of the local high schools and is quite good. What’s more, his mother is a fantastic scrapper and has chronicled his football career, from his days as a pee-wee player up until his days on the varsity squad.
The possibilities are virtually endless when comes to creating football-themed scrapbooks. I am a huge fan of timeline layouts and books that document the player’s successes and failures over the years. I especially love to see layouts that feature boys in football uniforms through the years.
Other items that can be included in a football scrapbook are:
*Candid photos of your football player in action
*Professional photos of your football player in his uniform
*Team programs, especially if your child’s team makes it to the playoffs or championship game
If you are a beginner scrapper or you simply don’t have enough time to make an elaborate book, you can keep the layouts simple. Some basic ideas for page designs include: color-coordinating the pages with your son’s team’s colors or creating a page in the shape of a football, a football jersey or the football field. Then, embellish each layout with stickers, markers, or short quotes.
Quotes are a great way to tie together different elements of a layout; however, you don’t want to choose ones that are too long. Stick with short, simple quotes that are appropriate for the design, such as:
“Sports do not build character, they reveal it.”
“Football is a team game. So is life.”
“Football is an incredible game. Sometimes it’s so incredible, it’s unbelievable.”
What are some ideas you have used for a football-themed layout?