Scrapbooking is all about preserving history by sticking little pieces of memorabilia onto the pages of a scrapbook. Things like photos, artwork, ticket stubs, envelopes, letters – there’s so many things that you might find in the pages of these fascinating books. It’s no wonder that it’s such a popular hobby across the world, and no wonder it gets its own day of observance!
The History of International Scrapbooking Industry Day
Scrapbooks have been around for a long time, and ones from centuries gone by can give us a fascinating insight into the lives of our ancestors. Around the 15th century, Englanders might make what was called ‘commonplace books’ out of their favourite letters, quotations, recipes and the like. A commonplace book was an excellent way of compiling knowledge, and it is not uncommon to find them packed with prayers, proverbs, mathematical formulas, and informational tidbits.
Then, in the 16th century, friendship albums began to appear which frequently contained memorabilia from trips and excursions between friends and family, and usually, illustrations or notes were written by them. Much like yearbooks of modern times, friendship albums would be filled with scribblings from the owner’s acquaintances.
College women around the early 1900s would frequently use scrapbooking as a way to record their lives; as cameras and photography were not readily available at the time, students would keep their playbills or their ticket stubs in a scrapbook as a snapshot.
Because scrapbooking would become something akin to writing a journal, scrapbooks from previous centuries can give us modern folk an excellent insight into what life was like in times gone by.
How to Celebrate International ScrapBooking Industry Day
Scrap booking is a great way of chronicling the things that go on in your life in physical form. In the modern age, we rely a bit too much on our memory cards and phones – but having something physical to flip through is surely much more satisfying.
*This information is from https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/international-scrapbooking-industry-day/
Whether you scrapbook, journal or combine both styles as a memories and more keepsake, collecting memories and recording them is a special gift to yourself and those you share it with.
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