Of course for most of us, when we go on vacation, we take plenty of pictures to remind us of the time spent with family and the locations you visited. A fun way to compile your photos into a beautiful keepsake is to create a vacation scrapbook to keep your photographs organized. A scrapbook will also provide a place to record memories and funny things which were said during your trip.
I have included photos in this post of our own recent vacation to the coast, it gives me such joy to look at them and it will give me much joy for years to come. I will be placing these photos into a scrapbook soon, to add to the fun. Vacation scrapbooks are similar to general scrapbooks except the subject matter is limited to your vacation, and you can embellish your photos in so many wonderful ways. You can also use the scrapbook to store memorabilia gathered on your trip.
Here are some things you may want to have on hand when creating your vacation scrapbook:
* Acid-free scrapbook pages
* Photo corners
* Tacky glue
* Maps or other memorabilia
* Acid-free ink pens
If you’re using a film camera, you’ll want to get all photographs developed – in fact, you may want to get multiple copies. Many people use digital cameras and have the capability to print their own photos. You can also take digital photos to be developed at a variety of stores. At any rate, you’ll need plenty of pictures to put in the scrapbook.
Besides your photos, you’ll need the scrapbooking paper to place the pictures. There are so many printed papers to choose from along with stickers with a vacation theme. Purchase the paper and stickers you’ll use so they will be available when you need it.
Choose the photos you’ll use on the various pages of the scrapbook. Pages can be planned based on day of the trip, locations, or any number of other reasons. When you have your pictures picked out, and you don’t have to use all of them, you’ll have a better idea which stickers and printed papers you’ll use.
Rather than filling the pages entirely with photographs, be sure to leave space on the page for memorabilia from your trip. Maybe you picked up some postcards along your trip. They would be a great addition to your pages. Other memorabilia to consider putting in your scrapbook are matchbook covers, souvenirs, maps or receipts.
You’ll also want to leave space for some journaling. Describe the places you visited, anything memorable that happened along the way, and the names of the people in the photographs. Adding the date to the journal area will help you remember even more.
Try to get the rest of the family to pitch in and help you create your vacation scrapbook. Write down some of the things they remember from the trip. You may even want to have each person write part of the narrative in the scrapbook!
Use these ideas above to stimulate your creativity. Make each page unique, but use similar elements so the overall vacation theme is consistent throughout. A vacation scrapbook is something you and your family can look through to recall the great times you have experienced together on your journeys – something to cherish forever.