Happy Monday, CK readers!
Have you thought about how you, as a scrapbooker, are your family’s storyteller? To help you with this important job of telling your family’s story, try incorporating letters on your layouts.
The personal nature of these documented facts and feelings written from one generation to another are worth preserving! Here are some ideas for how to get started.
Share Letters Written to a Parent
Include sweet letters that your children have written to you on a layout. Incorporate them as journaling or tuck them in envelopes. You can house multiple letters or cards on one page by stitching a baseball card sleeve to your layout, as CK contributing writer Cindy Tobey did on her “Sweet Letters” layout, as seen in the May/June 2011 issue of Creating Keepsakes magazine.
To try this on your next layout:
* Simply scan the letters into your computer.
* Reduce the size in order to fit several on a page.
* Print out the letters and insert them in the card sleeve.
Now you can easily pull the letters out to be read anytime, and any artwork can be incorporated while still being protected.
Letters to a Child
What better way to share your memories with a child than to include a letter for them on a layout about them? Think about what you’d want to say to your child, say on his or her graduation or wedding day. Or create a layout for your daughter to read after the birth of her own child. Deena Wuest, contributing writer, took a digital approach to this idea on her “Now You Now” layout, as seen in the May/June 2011 issue of Creating Keepsakes magazine.
We hope these layouts inspire you to grab a letter (or pen one) and get scrapbooking!
And for more parent letter scrapbook layout ideas, check out the May/June 2011 issue of Creating Keepsakes magazine. Leave a comment about a letter you want to scrapbook for your chance to win a copy of the May/June 2011 issue!
Amber Ellis, online senior editor