If you thought pregnancy is the happiest moment, then you have no idea what it’s to bring up a toddler. Every day becomes an adventure that creates thrilling moments. From the first smile and her first step, there is a myriad of special moments to capture and document. Though there are many amazing baby memory books available on the market, creating a customized baby scrapbook is a fantastic way to create a memento in your baby’s life. If you want to buy a ready made one, we would like to suggest you read this article first.
Below, we have outlined simple steps that will help you create thrilling, unforgettable memories of your child’s life. Besides, we have another article which will tell you the worst things about making a scrapbook, so take a look there before making any decision.
Step 1: Get a Theme
The scrapbook doesn’t need to be boring. Make it look juicy and fancy by selecting an enticing theme. Identify the snaps you would want to include. The theme will depend on the pictures you want to use. It could be a hospital pay, a trip, special outings and vacations, hospital stay, the first year, among many others.
However, some parents choose not to have a theme. There is nothing wrong with such an approach, but you’ll find that a scrapbook with a theme is easier to focus on and look organized.
Step 2: Get the Necessary Supplies
Luckily, you don’t several supplies to make the scrapbook enjoyable. You only need to get creative with your collection. Some of the supplies include:
- The scrapbook album
- Photo corners
- A large paper trimmer
- Colors that match the patterned paper
- A patterned paper
- A pen with an archival safe ink
- Acid-free glue sticks
Other items like charms, stickers, and rub-ons are fun for the eyes, but they are not necessary. You can decorate the document with ribbons or scraps cut from the baby’s first outfits. You can also opt to buy the entire scrapbook kit which includes everything you would need to make an album. Depending on the brand and the number of supplies, the cost might differ. But we recommend buying supplies on your own to ensure there is no wastage of resources.
Step 3: Include Personal Keepsakes
You can choose to include hospital menu, handprint and footprint copies, a birth certificate, clinic card, ultrasound scan, or a plane ticket. Choose any moment that will enthrall. If the theme is about the baby’s first year, you might include the crawling moments, the first pair of shoes, or the first step moment.
Step 4: Bind the Decorated Paper into the Scrapbook
After capturing every crucial moment, you should paste the photos in the book. Ensure you cut the pictures into proper sizes and ensure they will fit in all pages. More so, the images should be clear. Binding ensures they last long as they cannot tear easily.
Step 5: Enhance the Photos with Decorations
Make the mementos and photos look juicy by adding more decorations. You can get creative with paper frames and stickers. Alternate the angles and locations of the material to make the book enjoyable. Furthermore, you can decide to arrange items in chronological order.
A scrapbook album will preserve memories of your baby and every step she makes while growing up. It’s a beautiful way of reliving special memories!