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Scrapbooking: Hobby for Seniors & Disabled

  • Synopsis: Last Revised/Updated: 2015-03-04 - Scrapbooking information as a hobby for everyone not just for persons with health conditions and disabilities

Scrapbooking is a method for preserving personal and family history in the form of a scrapbook. Typical memorabilia include photographs, printed media, and artwork. Scrapbook albums are often decorated and frequently contain extensive journaling. The primary purpose of scrapbooking is to preserve memories for future generations, but a secondary purpose often is to exercise your creativity as you display your memories in a scrapbook.

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Scrapbooking information for persons with health conditions and disabilities. If you're like most people, you take rolls and rolls of photographs on your vacations, and then once you get home these photos stay under your bed or in a closet stored in shoe-boxes, never to be seen again. Why not bring them out and display them? Create a vacation memory book to store these memories.

There are no strict rules in creating scrapbooks since it involves only a little creativity and fun. You are not required to break the bank to start a scrapbook project

A scrapbook can store your collection of pictures, notes, postcards, and special moments of your visited places and events. You may cherish those moments by looking at your scrapbook while remembering those times where you have experienced lots of fun with your family or friends.

Scrapbooking is a wonderful hobby to have. Not only is it fun and rewarding, it also results in books full of beautifully preserved memories. It's no wonder that scrapbooking is such a popular pastime.

Scrapbooking has become one of the most popular hobbies around and is an excellent pastime for people with disabilities.

You can begin from a simple album making.

What you should know about this is that this is not only simple, but it is one of those very ordinary methods employed to make an album and this is just the right thing for first time scrapbook makers who intend to take on the art as one of their favorite pastimes.

To make a vacation scrapbook, first gather all of your vacation photos.

Go through the boxes, and choose a selection of photos to use in your scrapbook. Keep in mind that you don't have to use everything! Pick the ones that recall the best memories of your trip

Vacation scrapbooks are a great way to get your photographs out of their storage boxes and display them. Looking back through the scrapbook years after your trip, you'll be able to recall wonderful memories of your vacation.

If you have friends who scrapbook, set a time each week to get together and do some scrapbooking together.

This will give you a chance to socialize, share ideas and swap materials, as well as the motivation to get more scrapping done.

Whether it's an hour every evening or half a day each Saturday, setting aside a time specifically for scrapbooking can help you get more done. But it only works if you stick with it.

Remember that stickers are amongst the cheapest types of decorations on scrapbook albums. You can also cut out pieces of pictures or captions from magazines or rubber stamps.

Scrapbooking clubs can bring people together not just to improve their skills and learn new techniques but more importantly form friendships and help others who are in need.

Scrapbooks may contain those moments that you treasure most during your trips.

Many believe that when they look at your scrapbook, you bring back the fun and adventure you have experienced during those times.

There are also a wide variety of career choices in the scrapbooking industry.

A dedicated scrapper interested in starting a scrapbooking career can either be a scrapbooking instructor, a direct sales consultant, an event organizer, a product manufacturer or designer.

Quick Facts: Scrapbooking History

In the 15th century, commonplace books, popular in England, emerged as a way to compile information that included recipes, quotations, letters, poems and more. Each commonplace book was unique to its creator's particular interests. Friendship albums became popular in the 16th century. These albums were used much like modern day yearbooks, where friends or patrons would enter their names, titles and short texts or illustrations at the request of the album's owner. These albums were often created as souvenirs of European tours and would contain local memorabilia including coats of arms or works of art commissioned by local artisans.

Marielen W. Christensen (pronounced as "Mary Ellen"), of Elk Ridge, Utah, United States (formerly of Spanish Fork, Utah) is credited with turning scrapbooking from what was once just the age-old scrapbook hobby into the actual industry containing businesses devoted specifically to the sale and manufacturing of scrapbooking supplies.

The advent of scanners, desktop publishing, page layout programs, and advanced printing options make it relatively easy to create professional-looking layouts in digital form. The internet allows scrap-bookers to self-publish their work. Scrapbooks that exist completely in digital image form are referred to as "digital scrapbooks" or "computer scrapbooks."

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