Scrapbooking Teen Memories
By the time your teen is in high school, you probably aren't
taking as many pictures of them as you used to. I have to keep
reminding myself that I only have a couple of years left and no
time to waste trying to capture fleeing teenage memories.
You might be thinking that I'm really organized to be already
working on scrapbooking my daughter's high school memories. To be
honest, I have a shoe box full of pictures of my daughter waiting
for me to get to someday.
But if I wait until "someday" to continue taking pictures
because I already have so many pictures I haven't done anything
with, then my daughter's teenage years will come and go while I
try to catch up.
I don't want to chronicle every detail of my daughter's life
(nor would she want me to!), but I was trying to think of some
memories that she might want to laugh about and maybe even
treasure someday. So how do you do that without ending up with
pages and pages of memories?
I decided to do two large (12x12) pages (facing each other in
the album) for each year of high school. I will challenge myself
to use this space creatively to tell the story of each year. When
I started thinking of all the the possibilities, it really
inspired me to start getting organized and collecting some great
memories. And don't limit yourself to just photographs, your
scrapbook pages can really be accentuated by other types of
memories. Here are some ideas to get you started:
- High School Dances
- First Date/Boyfriend
- School Building
- Church Events/Retreats
- Braces (the day they're removed)
- Hair Styles
- Clothing Fads
- Learning to Drive
- First Job
- First Car
- Best Friends
- School Plays/Concerts
- Family Vacations
- Favorite Family Pets
- Musical Instrument Practice
- CD Covers (scanned)
- Favorite Song Lyrics
- Drivers' Permit
- First Pay Stub
- Programs from Play/Concerts
- College Brochures
- School Newspapers
- ASB Card
- Ticket Stubs (concert, movie, sporting events)
- Report Cards
You can be creative when you're arranging your layouts. Don't
be afraid to cut pictures down or cut out portions of play
programs or school newspapers. Just cut out enough to accentuate
the other items on the page. You will create the overall effect
from the entire page, not necessarily from an individual
Have fun and don't worry if you don't get it done all at one
time. I figure if I can do one every summer for the previous
school year, by the time she finishes high school (she's a
freshman this year), all of her high school memories will be
recorded in the family archives.
About The Author
Rachel Paxton is a freelance writer and mom of four. For more
inspirational articles and tips for everyday living, visit her
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