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Most people enjoy reminiscing over their earlier years, reflecting on events that brought them to where they are in the present. Everybody has a story to tell; as evidenced by the wealth of published literature immortalizing various people’s lives. Your own private chronicle also deserves to be captured for posterity and made available to future audiences. The simplest and most graphic means of doing this is through photo albums or scrapbooking.
Memorable moments are better brought back through visuals. A postcard will bring back the excitement of your summer in Europe; a concert ticket will bring back the din of the band you watched with your friends; and a graduation photo will capture the euphoria of your last day in school. Scrapbooking does all these by putting together all the memorabilia—postcards, concert tickets, and photos—with scrapbook supplies from online stores in one album.
While you can surely walk down memory lane with just a photo album in hand; are your pictures really safe in it? High acid levels in albums with plastic inserts or plastic-covered pages have been found to damage photos. They can also be damaged by lignin, which is found in wood pulp, and is the main material in paper production. Lignin-free scrapbook materials will be acid-free for a longer time, and will help preserve your precious memoirs.
Online scrapbook stores carry an array of colorful and beautiful scrapbook materials that will not only protect your photos, but also unleash the creative person in you. In scrapbooking, there are no wrong color combinations, prescribed photo arrangement conventions, nor cutting and pasting restrictions. The artistic power is in your hands. Should you find your creative juices running low, you can always draw inspiration from kits, stickers, ribbons, and stationery, which are all available from online stores like All Scrapbook Steals.
Scrapbook materials also have the power to go beyond what is in a picture. A photo is just a fragment of that precious moment, but when you add some design, every detail you put in—ribbons, glitters, beads—begin to tell a story. And because you selected all these yourself, and infused it with your style, your scrapbook becomes very personal.
A well-designed scrapbook takes one on a beautiful walk down memory lane. Your embellishments make reminiscing even more fun and personal. For more scrapbooking ideas and information, log on to scrapbookideas.wordpress.com.