Tell The Story Behind The Photos
by Victoria Walker
Add some journaling!
Journaling is one of the most valuable additions to any scrapbook. To put it simply, journaling is the who, what, when, where and why of your photos.
Recently, I was looking at one of my grandparent's old photo albums. "Who is this man?" I asked my grandmother.
"That's Uncle Marvin," she replied, not sounding quite sure. "No, that's Uncle Benny," she said, squinting at the photo.
"When was it taken?" I wanted to know.
"Oh, I can't remember, it was so long ago," she admitted.
Let's face it, as the years go by so do the details of our memories. The chances are favorable that one
day you won't remember when a certain photo was taken or perhaps even who the person is in the photo.
At the very minimum, you should write down who is in the picture, where it was taken and what year it
was. Simply writing, 'Uncle Phillip at his birthday party April 2000', will do.
'Round and 'round and Up and Down
Try writing the details of the photo in a swirl or design pattern. There are several templates created just for this purpose. Just place the template over your page and write! You can also journal around the photos or around the page creating a "word frame."
Poems, Quotes and Songs
Poems, quotes and lyrics make great additions to your scrapbook pages. There are numerous websites
where you can find these or you can create your own!
What Did They Do?
What was the reaction of the person in the photo when they opened the Christmas gift? Cute things your
children say or Grandpa's old stories may be tomorrows most precious memories . Be sure to write them
down while you still remember.
There are countless ways for journaling to enhance your scrapbooks. You can write them by hand or print them on your computer. Remember to use acid free paper and pens to protect your photos.
Victoria Walker is the Editor of Every Woman's Newsletter, an online
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