Why I Scrapbook
1) I know little to nothing about my childhood.
The pictures are few and my memories are vague. I don’t remember birthday parties, Halloweens and only a few Christmases. I remember a few vacations but I’d love to see pictures of all the places we went. If I had a pictorial journey of my childhood, my life would seem more fulfilled and I would feel so loved to know someone cared enough to record the details. I scrapbook so Caroline will feel love and have a record of her life.
2) The friendships I have made through scrapbooking are worth so much to me.
Sometimes the actual process of scrapbooking is just a by-product of the friendship. It’s really just something to do while I enjoy long conversations, laughter and the love I feel from my friends. The support I get from these women is priceless. We talk about being a Mother, marriage, spiritual things, movies, books and more. If not for scrapbooking, I would not know these women who add so much to my life. I value them so much and the time we spend together. I scrapbook so I can hang out with them.
3) I have finally found something that I’m good at.
I’m not the most talented scrapbooker ever, however, I do have a good sense of design and balance and a natural knack for color. I’ve grown as a scrapper and I’m happy with most of what I do. Taking pictures, planning layouts, looking through idea books, choosing materials and shopping for supplies brings me so much joy! The very best part is the satisfaction I feel when I complete a page. Scrapbooking is such an expression of ME. I scrapbook because it’s something I enjoy and can feel good about. It’s better than therapy!
There's so much more I can say but that's the gist of what I said to her. Sometimes it's good to sum up how I feel so I can appreciate the good in my life.
So why do YOU scrapbook?