Monday, March 22, 1999    


Why is scrapbooking important?

By:Susan M.

My first thought is that scrapbooking is important for my family. I always have a scrapbook opened on an antique dictionary stand in my living room. Every member of my family when they enter the house gravitate toward my open album. It makes me proud that I can tell which of my masterpieces my grandchildren like best by the number of fingerprints on each page protector! In reality scrapbooking is most important to myself.

When I have a tough day, sitting down to work on a layout is the most relaxing thing that I can imagine. I told my husband that although it is an expensive hobby think of all the money he is saving in psychiatrist bills!I like the idea that many years from now someone will be able to sit down, open an album, and read what our life is like now.

When I first started scrapbooking three years ago it was more important for me to get pictures into the album and make it look really nice. I started to think that every page had to be special and very artistic. Now the most important thing to me is my journaling. I want to be sure that what I'm really doing is telling my family history in words and pictures. My scrapbooking has become a very important part of my life. It is something that I can not imagine putting aside.

Tomorrow at dMarie Daily: Scrapbooking---Memories, Creativity, and Family bonding..., by Jana J.

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