Displaying Memorabilia in a Scrapbook

Recently I scanned some old pictures of myself that I found in some scrapbooks I had created years ago. My scrapbooks include a lot of memorabilia, including newspaper clippings. The thing that stands out with the newspaper clippings is how they have yellowed.

I have more scrapbooks that I still want to create and they will include newspaper clippings. But I really hate the idea of them yellowing. I happened across an article just the day other and it gave a solution to the yellowing problem. You take a capful of Milk of Magnesia and pour it into a bottle of club soda. Replace the soda cap and slowly turn it upside down to mix. Store it in the refrigerator overnight. The following day you put some of the solution into a shallow dish. Take the newspaper clipping and place it into the solution for two minutes. Then lay the newspaper clipping between paper towels, carefully dabbing off the solution. Lift the clipping and put it between two pieces of thick white paper. Weigh the paper down with heavy books, leaving it overnight. Now your newspaper clipping will be preserved nicely.

Newspaper clippings aren’t the only memorabilia that can be displayed in a scrapbook. There are so many other things that you can include: matches, napkins, cards, notes, and so much more. Displaying the memorabilia can be done in a number of ways. You can either make your own or purchase pockets that are placed on a page. If you want to tuck something away, a print or solid-colored pocket will do. However, if it’s something you want to see then you need a clear pocket.

Some memorabilia can be tied into a scrapbook using ribbon. You can also use shadow boxes that are designed specifically for scrapbooks. These display bulkier items. With a little creativity you can include more than just photographs in your next scrapbook. Memorabilia adds a nice touch.

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Stephanie Romero is a professional blogger for Families and full-time web content writer. She is the author and instructor of an online course, "Recovery from Abuse," which is currently being used in a prison as part of a character-based program. She has been married to her husband Dan for 21 years and is the mother of two teenage children who live at home and one who is serving in the Air Force.