ABC Scrapbook for Dad

In honor of Father’s Day, scrapbook stores are having a field day hawking books, paper and embellishments that will make dear ol’ Dad a memory book he can cherish forever.

My local scrapbook shop has a gigantic display showcasing a variety of albums dedicated to dads. Most of the books are pretty standard and illustrate how you can use a bunch of nifty tools and rather expensive embellishments to make eye-popping Father’s Day scrapbooks. I flipped through those pretty quickly, but found one that really made an impression. In fact, if it weren’t so close to Dad’s Day, I would consider making one myself.

The ABC scrapbook for dad is an idea I wish I would have thought of weeks ago. The one displayed at my local scrapbook shop features photos and journaling blocks that describe Dad’s best personality traits. For example, “A” is for “Athletic”. The page included photos of a dad and two kids playing football and swimming. It also featured some handwritten notes from the kids detailing their favorite sports-related memories with dad.

I love the idea of creating an ABC scrapbook for dad, but I don’t know if I would limit myself to describing his best traits in alphabetical order. Rather, I think it would be a lot easier (especially if you are working with kids to make the book) to detail special memories made with dad. For example, “B” could be for bike riding. If dad does a lot of bike riding with the family, then feature photos of him doing so. The letter “C” could be for cooking. This layout could feature shots of dad in an apron and chef’s hat or pictures of him grilling outside. Finally, you could finish off the book with the letter “Z” page which could include photos and journaling about a recent trip to the zoo.

Have you ever made an ABC scrapbook for Father’s Day?

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Michele Cheplic was born and raised in Hilo, Hawaii, but now lives in Wisconsin. Michele graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a degree in Journalism. She spent the next ten years as a television anchor and reporter at various stations throughout the country (from the CBS affiliate in Honolulu to the NBC affiliate in Green Bay). She has won numerous honors including an Emmy Award and multiple Edward R. Murrow awards honoring outstanding achievements in broadcast journalism. In addition, she has received awards from the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association for her reports on air travel and the Wisconsin Education Association Council for her stories on education. Michele has since left television to concentrate on being a mom and freelance writer.