Reason #2: Because I don't know jack squat about my childhood.
See this picture? It is of me and my cousin, Gina. That much I know. I don't know how old I was, why I had a lunch sack instead of an Easter basket (on Easter). I don't know what kinds of things we hunted for, who all was at the gathering, what I liked to do at this age, and on and on.
This is actually one of the very few "holiday" pictures I have. I borrowed this slide from my Aunt Betty and scanned it in. Got a great print from it too. I have about 3 reels of slides but hardly any of them are holidays. No Halloween pics, birthday pics and I only have one or two pictures from Christmas my entire life. They are mostly just trees. I don't think I have ANY of me opening a gift. I do have one of my sister and me from Christmas where I had a Donny and Marie doll set.
So this explains my obsession with a) picture taking, b) holidays and making them special and c) scrapbooking.
Will my child appreciate the careful documentation of her life and the over-abundance of photographic images that represent her childhood days? Probably not. But I will!
Lately I've been asking myself - what would I like to have in a scrapbook about myself as a child? That's my starting point right now for layouts.
Do you have many holiday childhood pictures?