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All about Me Scrapbooking..
I'm wondering what kinds of topics you include when you scrapbook about yourself?? Sometimes I wonder if some of the things I s/b about are subjects I shouldn't, kwim??
I have not done it, but I have been wanting (for years!) to make a scrapbook not really about myself but about things I have kept and why. I would like to do it in a small album with a very simple and timeless theme throughout. Each page would have a simple photo of the special item and journaling about why it means so much to me.
For examples: I have saved the outfit my daughter wore on her first Christmas. I have inherited some small but priceless things from relatives. I have a collection of pottery and some of the pieces have very special meaning. I have the necklace I was given on my 6th birthday (over 30 years ago) that to that very, very poor girl meant the world. I can still remember how special I felt receiving it.
The scrapbook will not have many pictures of me, but it will be filled with my special memories and stories. I plan to live to be very old, LOL....but if I do not, I want my children to have this record. They may think twice about putting a 25 cent garage sale sticker on a wooden box handmade by their great-grandfather. :o)
that sounds like a great album!!
I don't think any subjects are "off limits" when doing a book about yourself. The book is FOR you and those you love to see, so put things in it that matter to you.
i don't know, i feel like my scrapbook is all about me haha. I mean it's a chronological book about events throughout my life that are important to me but every once in a while i sneak in something that isn't event related. Like for my 25th bday two years ago i did a page with no pictures that was just a list of things about me at 25 with my likes and dislikes. thought it'd be fun to go back and read it years later to see what i thought. i'll try remember to post it here.
so i say make sure to get your opinions in your books and not jsut use it as a glorified diary of events all the time. at least that's what i'm trying to do in mind
My albums are always about others; I've never really done anything just about me - who I am, where I'm at in my life, where I want to go, etc. I have always wanted to do this, though... I think it'd be a great way to delve into self-discovery and also a great way to remember myself years from now. In junior high I had an English teacher who made us do projects like this; writing our own obituary, writing where we thought all our classmates would be in 20 years, journaling our day-to-day life, etc. I actually cherish those old assignments because they are the only real "slice of life" type memories I have of myself at that age... I think an AAM scrapbook would serve the same purpose years from now.
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