Have you ever made a scrapbook before? There are lots of different types of scrapbooks you can make. Whether you’ve made lots of scrapbooks or have never made one, you can try out some of these scrapbook ideas!
Scrapbooks are great for preserving memories through photographs, writing, and mementos.
I am going to explain each type of scrapbook and give you a few picture examples of scrapbooks I’ve made to help you see the different types of scrapbooks you can make.
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1. Event Scrapbook
You can make a scrapbook about an event.
The scrapbook I made is small and is about a class I taught at a camp.
The class was about Hawaii. We learned how to hula dance, made some crafts, and learned some things about Hawaii.
In this scrapbook, I included pictures, written text, and mementos from the class.
This is a simple type of scrapbook you can make for any event you attend.
Examples of event scrapbooks include scrapbooks about: weddings, parties, performances, etc.
2. Alphabet Scrapbook
If you have a hodgepodge of photographs or memorabilia, consider making an alphabet scrapbook.
Each letter of the alphabet stands for a different theme, event, person, etc.
You could also make an acrostic scrapbook for a person spelling out his or her name.
A holiday scrapbook with the name of the holiday as an acrostic is another option.
In this alphabet scrapbook I have pages for places we visited, performances my kids were in, fun things around the house, and lot of other things.
3. Vacation Scrapbook
Most of my scrapbooks are vacation scrapbooks.
I make a scrapbook of our whole vacation and put photos, menus, ticket stubs, sand, receipts, plus other things inside it.
If you have lots of picture and mementos from vacation, this is a great way to preserve the memories.
You can write about your travel adventures in your scrapbook to help you remember the fun you had.
4. Biographical Scrapbook
This is a scrapbook you make of someone’s life.
The ones I have made start at infancy and go to the present time.
This type of scrapbook makes for a great gift.
You could make this kind of scrapbook about any person or a pet.
5. Annual Scrapbook
Make a scrapbook of each year with all the photos from the year in one book.
I have made quite a few annual scrapbooks.
These scrapbooks usually include holidays, special events, birthdays, special trips like amusement parks or zoos, summer activities, etc.
If you want to save different memories from your year, this is a great scrapbook to create.
6. Card Scrapbook
I have a scrapbook that is nothing but cards that I have received from showers, my wedding, birthdays, Christmas, and much more.
This is a very easy scrapbook to make, and it’s great for preserving cards that you want to keep.
You can use a glue stick or sticky tabs to attach the backs of the cards to the pages.
7. Scrapbook About Yourself
You can learn things about yourself (or let others learn about you) by making a scrapbook about yourself.
You can talk about things you like, your relationships with others and God, things you want to do, etc.
This scrapbook can be as personal as you want to be. You could include pictures of yourself, journal entries, things you’ve written like poems, lists of your favorite things, etc.
A scrapbook like this is great for discovering more about yourself, and it is a great thing for your family to have to remember you by.
8. Place Scrapbook
One of my favorite scrapbooks is a book about a place I worked.
In the summers while I was in college, I worked on a farm. I have very fond memories of that place.
This scrapbook (which I made long before scrapbooking was popular) has quotes from workers, photos, lists of workers (it changed a lot), plus ways we did different jobs.
It makes it easy to show my kids exactly what I did when I worked there.
9. Friends Scrapbook
At a time in my life when things weren’t going really well, I made a friends scrapbook.
This included friends from my past and the present.
It reminded me of how I wasn’t really alone and how I had been blessed with a lot of friends over the years.
In my scrapbook, I have some friends that take up one to two pages and others that I only have one or two pictures of (like friends from elementary school).
I wrote down how I met these people and memories I have with them.
10. Family History Scrapbook
I have started a family history scrapbook. It isn’t finished yet.
I started with my parents and grandparents branching out to aunts and uncles. It is still a work in progress.
This is a great scrapbook to make to preserve memories about all your different family members.
You can ask other family members to contribute memories as well.
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What kinds of scrapbook ideas do you have?
Comment down below the types of scrapbooks you have made or want to make.