I don’t think I have shared any Creative Memories here. Other crafty ideas have been shared but as a Creative Memories Advisor, it is, therefore, appropriate that I should pass on some information about National Scrapbook Day (NSD) 2022. Only a couple of months away and Advisors are already planning their events to make sure you have every opportunity to participate. I have been a Creative Memories Advisor for some years and I have held NSD previously but unfortunately last year my message went out too late and I didn’t hold the event.
So what is NSD all about, don’t we scrapbook all through the year? Yes, we do. However, National Scrapbook Day is when scrapbookers get together and they use specific themed papers and a guided layout to work on. I say “guided” because the sizes and patterns are provided when you purchase the NSD bundle through your Creative Memories Advisor. Some participants prefer to make their own designs but still use the theme to work with.
If you don’t scrapbook, this is the time to start preserving and sharing your memories by adding your photos to some scrapbook pages. I know scrapbooks were around many, many years ago and usually consisted of articles torn from newspapers, magazines or the odd photo with some words to say where or what it was about. You could, I suppose, say that we have simply “dressed up” the way we save the photographs we have of the memories we want to treasure.
My scrapbook pages show the photos from my travels overseas, outings with family members and friends or simply landscapes I have enjoyed visiting or being part of. There are also my memories that have not been preserved by photographs which I can add to my pages but which are better preserved in written journals. Then again, I can make up “journals” of the brochures I have collected on my travels which cannot be “scrapbooked” but can be inserted into pockets or folded in a way that you can pull open and read the contents.
So effectively, scrapbooking is all of these different ways of keeping your memories alive and accessible to your family and whomever you wish to share them with, in whatever format it takes.
Here is an image of the information about the original National Scrapbook Day event. In 2022 it is May 7th:
History relevant to Scrapbooking
Some would have us think that scrapbooking originated in England in the 15th Century. Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519) became known for his notebooks as well as for his painting. His notes and drawings covered a range of subjects: anatomy, astronomy, botany, cartography, painting among other things. In his later life “… Leonardo recorded his earliest memory, now in the Codex Atlanticus.” Was Leonardo the first scrapbooker, he kept his notes and drawings which are to this day often referred to? What do you think, did scrapbooking originate in England or Italy or somewhere else? Information here about Leonardo da Vinci is from Wikipedia.
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