Scrapbooking for Graduation
A wonderful way to honor your graduate is to create a scrapbook highlighting memories and achievements over the years.
If you love scrapbooking then you're probably well on your way and the only thing you have left is to add this year's pages.
However, most people are not this organized and they use their graduation party as an opportunity to create their first scrapbook. If this is the case then you'll want to start early! The first thing that needs to be done is to collect pictures and awards to be used in your scrapbook. Look for:
- Printed photos - go through all your old albums and shoe boxes. If you like the photo but want to keep it in its original album or frame, bring it to a copy store or a photo processing store and have them create a copy for you.
- Digital photos - go through the digital photos on your computer, camera and phone and select the ones you want to use. If you're creating a traditional scrapbook then you'll need to print the digital photos. Upload them to an online photo processor (see our Photo Printing page for options & promotions) or copy them to a CD or flash drive and bring them to local photo processor.
- Newspaper clippings
Photos of your grad in school, with teachers, with classmates, on school trips, with teams, etc. are especially fun and will be a great source of conversation at your graduation party.
If you enjoy scrapbooking then you already know what to do! Just look for fun school related papers and embellishments at your local scrapbooking store.
Cropping workshops are a great place to get caught up on your scrapbook projects, to get inspiration and new ideas, and to get away from the distractions of home. Workshops are offered in homes or at scrapbook supply stores. You can even organize you own scrapbook party. Invite other moms (or dads) of graduates and even the graduates themselves.
If you feel really overwhelmed, there are people who organize scrapbooks professionally. So check with friends or stores that cater to this type of scrapbook.
A great alternative to traditional scrapbooking is digital scrapbooking.
Online websites like Snapfish and let you create "photo books" in several different sizes and styles. You can pick the color of your book (consider your grad's high school colors or favorite color), create collages of photos, add text, and more. The design options are endless.
Another nice feature is that you can order multiple copies. So if Grandma & Grandpa can't make it to the graduation party, you can create an extra copy of the photo book just for them.
If you have photos that are not digital (which many of us do) you can scan them in or bring them to a photo processing store and have them scanned or copied to a CD. The scanned images can then be uploaded to the website you're using and used in your photo book.
Awards, certificates and newspaper clippings can also be scanned. If you can't do this yourself, bring them to a copy store and have them scanned to a CD.
For more information on Digital Scrapbooking and Photo Books please go to our Photo Books web page.