The weather’s getting warmer, and we’re moving into June. That means it’s time for graduation and Father’s Day. If you’re getting ready to scrapbook about the fond memories of school or dear ol’ Dad, here are a few ideas to jump-start your journaling as you create your pages.
When making a layout about a graduation, you can record the memories from many angles.
- List the gifts received for graduation, as Megan Hoeppner did on her layout about her niece receiving her G.E.D.
- Record the graduate’s ambitions for the future, long- or short-term.
- Make a list of the graduate’s friends. It will be fun to see how this list does and doesn’t change in the future.
- Have the graduate brainstorm for one minute about memories that stand out about their memories from their school years. Record the top memories on a layout, and then present it as a graduation gift when your creation is complete.
- Journal about how the graduate celebrated his or her big day.
Whether you use your own words or record the words from someone else, capture your memories of and feelings about Dad on a layout he’ll love.
- Use a quote you love as part of your title or journaling about your dad as Judy Nieusma did in her layout.
- Jot down some of your favorite times with Dad. Journal about some of the memories and include them on your layout.
- Dads can have some inspired, wise, and wacky sayings. Include his best on your layout.
- Write down the traits, talents, skills, and passions you inherited from Dad.
- Use your journaling as a way to write your dad a letter. You can then present him with the layout as a gift.
When you’ve finished your layout, whether you present it as a gift or preserve it in an album, pat yourself on the back, because (by golly!) the milestones and memories you’ve recorded will live on, continuing to bring smiles to the ones you care about.
What is your favorite way to journal about your father or about graduations? Leave a comment below before Friday, June 4th, and you could win a prize package from Graphic45, Jillibean Soup, and Colorbök.
Dorathy Gilchrist, associate editor