Seriously, it is an unspoken truth, but a synonym of “scrapbooking” is guilt.
As a scrapbooking instructor, I have heard every response about scrapbooking.
“I am not creative.”
“I don’t have time.”
“I don’t have the room.”
“My husband would kill me.”
I am totally used to those responses.
But there’s one response about scrapbooking, though, that makes me cry.
A dear friend who was dying told me through tears, “I wish I had scrapbooked my children’s lives.”
Today is National Scrapbooking Day (a.k.a. National Guilt Day for Non-Scrapbookers).
So, here are 12 truths bombs I have discovered over the past 18+ years in the business.
- Nobody is going to scrapbook your family’s memories like you.
Really, think about it, control freaks, are you ready to give up the helm to someone else?
- Could be nobody is going to scrapbook your family’s memories, at all.
- Most people are two generations away from being forgotten.
- There is no price too high to save your beautiful, one-time-through life.
- There is literally a way for everyone to scrapbook.
If you aren’t a cutesy person, I know other ways.
- You can start and stop scrapbooking at any time. It is not ’til death do us part, but death will part you from telling your stories.
- You don’t have to have an entire room to scrapbook. This is a total myth.
- Any scrapbook is better than no scrapbook.
- Social Media is NOT an answer. Twitter? Are you kidding me? Your stories are worth more than a tweet!
- FaceBook, is FUNN, but it is a capricious and an unreliable alternative to a scrapbook.
- Instastories are FUNN, but they are memory robbers.
- Everyone loves to tell their story!
Watch two people talking, see how many stories are told as a reaction to the other’s conversation.
Conversations are totally verbal tennis matches of memories!
CUT the excuses. ACT. Scrapbook. I will help.
Happy Scrapbooking Day – let this be a starting day for you and your family’s memories to be saved.