HOW TO GET STARTED
Scrapbook the now and organize the past. You’ll get overwhelmed if you try to start baby books and your kids are already in high school. Start from this year, buy photo-safe storage boxes and start organizing pictures of years past chronologically.
Only use quality, photo-safe products. The paper, pens and tape you use on or near your pictures can eventually destroy an album if they are not photo-safe. Look for acid-free and lignin-free products. If it doesn’t say, don’t assume it is.
Focus less on your embellishments and more on the meaning. You’re the family historian. Years from now, when your kids looks at their albums they’ll care less about the cool stickers you attached and more about the notes you wrote.
If you don’t like the idea of lots of tools and paper, think about going digital. Digital books are all the rage and are incredibly easy to make.
When in doubt, ask someone at a scrapbooking store.