What is the best way to organize your scrapbooks? I think that this discussion takes place at every single crop! I don’t remember ever going to a crop that I didn’t hear ladies talking about how they organize their scrapbooks!! So what is the best way to organize scrapbooks??
The Best Way to Organize Scrapbooks
Personally I think the BEST way to organize scrapbooks is HOWEVER YOU WANT, LOL! Scrapbooking is a very personal hobby and each person has preferences for how they like to do things. There are some common ways to organize scrapbooks though and this may give you an idea you hadn’t thought of before!
One of the most obvious ways to scrapbook is chronologically. Start the day your child is born and just scrapbook their life as it happens.
This is a great way to organize a scrapbook and works perfectly for people who like things a specific way.
If you don’t want to do a chronological scrapbook for each person it is possible to do a family scrapbook chronologically instead.
Themed or Category Scrapbooks
One way to scrapbook is to do themed scrapbooks. For instance, you would have a Christmas scrapbook and it would hold all of your Christmas layouts from year to year. Each vacation would be a separate scrapbook. You may do a themed scrapbook for a wedding or just a “newborn” scrapbook for your new baby.
Doing all your scrapbooking chronologically can be overwhelming for some people especially if you are WAY BEHIND (like me, lol). It is possible to do a hybrid semi-chronological scrapbook.
An example would be that I do a “School Days” scrapbook for my kids to present to them when they graduate high school. This book is kind of a highlight of their school years and doesn’t include every single thing in their lives! Nevertheless, it is a great way to do a book in order and be able to see the end in sight!!
How I Organize My Scrapbooks
I started out doing chronological back in the day! That didn’t last long because I just didn’t have the time and like seeing a finished product. Now I do mostly themed books, but sometimes I just scrap whatever I want!!
What is your system? I love hearing how other people do it! Swing by and join my Sweet Scrapbooking Facebook Group to connect with other crafters and get great ideas!
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