International Scrapbooking Industry Day
On March 4th, we celebrate International Scrapbooking Industry Day. If you are new to scrapbooking, let us start by telling you what scrapbooking is.
It's a hobby practiced both by kids and adults. All you have to do is glue memories (photos, artwork, envelopes, letters, ticket stubs and more) in a scrapbook. So with every page, a new story will be revealed.
We all cherish our memories, and would love to remember them forever, so what better way than this one? Of course, you can make a digital version as well, if that's what you like, but I think storing everything in a paper album has its own charm.
The History of International Scrapbooking Industry Day
Even if we don't know the exact date or history, scrapbooking has been around for a long time. Around the 15th century, we have what was called "commonplace books". A commonplace book was full of favorite letters, quotations, recipes, and even prayers, proverbs or mathematical formulas.
In the 16th century, friendship albums began to appear and soon become really popular. This album contained memories from trips, such as illustrations or notes.
Around the early 1900s scrapbooking become popular among college women. They used it to record their lives, by keeping their playbills, ticket stubs and using it as a journal as well.
How to Celebrate International Scrapbooking Industry Day
You can just go out and buy a scrapbook of your own. We do tend to rely on our memory card and Googe Photos, but I do think it will be more satisfying to flip through a physical book.
You could stick anything in it, from tickets stubs to flyers, to labels from the beer you liked, to anything you like. You can even do this with a loved one, so you have even more fun.
You can also see the movie below for more info and inspiration.