Scrapbooking can help you preserve your most heart-felt relationship moments. With a few simple supplies, you can gather from discount or craft stores, you can create a scrapbook to show the love you and your spouse share for each other, using everything from photographs to mementos from your favorite date nights.
Celebration of Love Letters
Compile all the sweet notes, cards and letters you and your spouse have given each other throughout the course of your relationship. Organize chronologically by placing the oldest pieces in the front of the scrapbook; include new items in the back. Type your favorite words or phrases from the notes, print and cut them out. Arrange the words and phrases to create a special cover for your scrapbook.
Around the World
If you have vacation pictures laying around, creating a scrapbook is an ideal way to display the photographs, so you can share them with friends and family and reminisce. Organize pictures, post cards, souvenirs, plane tickets and receipts from various vacations and trips you and your spouse have taken over the years.
Journey to Parenthood
Becoming a parent is an exciting, emotional time for both mothers and fathers. You likely have pictures of your pregnant belly, from the baby shower, your sonograms, before and after pictures of the nursery, as well as pictures of your trip to the hospital and baby’s first day home. Use these pictures to create a scrapbook that reflects your journey to parenthood.
10 Reasons Why…
Give your spouse a romantic scrapbook as a gift for Valentine’s Day, an anniversary or other holiday. Come up with a Top 10 list that can serve as a theme for your scrapbook. For example, “Top 10 Reasons I Love You,” or “Top 10 Dates.” Include one item on each page, starting with number 10 on the first page. Use photographs to help depict the Top 10 items.
The Wedding Proposal
Relive the moments of your marriage proposal by creating a scrapbook that shows how your husband proposed, your engagement pictures and a picture from the wedding ceremony. Start with any pictures your spouse took to prepare for the proposal; whether he took pictures while out shopping for rings, or pictures decorating the hotel room where he proposed. Include your wedding announcement and wedding invitation, as well as invites to the bachelor and bachelorette party. You may elect to dedicate a page to your bachelor and bachelorette celebrations.
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