Scrapbooks are not meant just for photos. I tend to often date myself. When I was in elementary school, I had a scrapbook. Of course back then I used paper that is now yellow and I used glue. However, what’s important is I remember the contents of that scrapbook.
I kept movie ticket stubs, concert ticket stubs, love letters from boys I like, a test with an A+ on it and many other items.
Today, we can still preserve those memories by adding these extras to our scrapbooks. I always recommend making copies of everything. Unless the original paper is acid free, it will yellow and crumble with time. So, do include the original in your scrapbook, but also keep a copy.
So, what types of “extras” are fun to put into scrapbooks?
• Report Cards
• Essays from School
• Birthday Invitations
• Maps of Cities Visited
• College Brochures
• Greeting Cards
• Post Cards
• Decorative Napkins
• Place Cards from Table Settings
• Pressed Flowers
• Receipts from a Favorite Restaurant
• Play and Concert Programs
• Sporting Event Tickets and Programs
• Magazine and Newspaper Articles
• Old Drivers Licenses
• CD Covers
These items can be added to individual pages or they can be left in tact and put into a sheet protector alongside photos of the events they represent.
There is no limit to the items you can put into your scrapbook. Extra items can help tell the overall story.