Remember the old school scrapbooks?
They were composed of a leather bound
book and paper pages inside.
I had several of these but I used them
more for souvenirs from activities,
concerts, vacations etc. My pictures
were place in the albums that had the
protected pages that peeled back.
Today's scrapbooks are more photo
Acid free materials are used and photo
saving options are used.
According to Wikipedia
Scrapbooking is the preserving, presenting,
arranging personal and family history in
the form of a book, box or card.
Decorations and journaling accompany
Scrapbooking began in the United Kingdom
in the 19th century but seen more in the
We have gone from 15th century Common-
place books to scrapbooks of today.
A Commonplace book was a record of
recipes, poems, quotes, letters and more.
Each was unique to the creator as today's scrapbooks are.
Joseph N Nicepe added the first photo in
Books showcasing photos primarily were
not popular in the United States until 1860.
Today primarily our scrapbooks contain lots
Did you know Mark Twain was a scrap-
Apparently he was known for inventing
scrapbook supplies and carried one with
him where ever he went.
Old scrapbooks tended to have photos
mounted with photo corners and journaling
of who was in the picture and where it was
Marielen Wadley Christensen is credited
with turning scrapbooking from what it
used to be (hobby) to what we see it as it
is now ( a business of selling supplies
devoted to scrapbooking.
She and her husband opened a store in
1981 devoted to scrapbooking and it is
still open today.
Over four million women consider them-
Over 4% of women have done some form
of traditional scrapbooking and millions
of others have done other forms of photo
Scrapbooking is one of the largest
categories of the craft/hobby industry.
It is considered the third most popular
craft in the nation.
From 1996-2004 industry sales were
high then flattened in 2005.
From 2006-2010 traditional sales of
supplies declined as digital forms began
Independent stores went from 4,200 to
Manufacturers declined from a high 800
to under 250 around the same time.
Now I know what happened to all the
stores in our area. Interesting.
Scrapbooking is a personal craft, no two
Most have a theme. birthday, holiday,
sports, dance, big occasion etc.
I have ALOT of scrapbook treasures
I have ALOT of scrapbook paper
(most is used for school projects)
I have started two and not finished
either one. Someday?
Do you scrapbook, know anyone who
T is up on Monday!
We are down to the letters that may
not have anything to go with it
so hang in there.
~Keep on Dreaming~