Rethinking Scrapbook Album Sizes
Currently my scrapbooks are in a state of confusion. Why, you ask? Well, mainly because I have recently moved. If you have ever moved you know the tedious task of packing box after box after box of all your possessions. For me, this meant several boxes of very heavy 12 x 12 albums that were transported in my vehicle because I did not want them on the moving van.
My husband and I do not have children, so my books are just for me or any extended family that might want them eventually. Since moving, I have concluded that I do not like the 12 x 12 format because they are so big & bulky we do not look at them very often and I definitely do not want to move them again. This has led me to look at other options for scrapbook album sizes and what I want my scrapbooks to look like for me. They need to be smaller and possibly just less of them.
I have also decided that I like “projects”. Books that have a specific beginning and end; therefore smaller format and faster to complete. I have previously made graduation albums and wedding albums for family members and I really enjoy these types of books.
Over the years, I have scrapbooked many pages of extended family events; school activities, sports and birthdays. All of this has made me realize that I need to “let go” of some pages of other family members and events specific to them, so I will divide those pages into new albums to give as gifts.
I have already started redoing some of the older 12 x 12 albums into theme specific 8 x 8’s that will be more story focused. I also like the 6 x 8 size and I am thinking of transferring some of the 12 x 12 pages into a digital format and either print them at 8 x 8 or make a softcover digital book out of the ones I do not wish to redo. Of course this will be a time consuming process since I have over 15 years worth of scrapbooks!
I will definitely be sharing some of these processes with you in case any of those options sounds like something you would like to do yourself.
Until next time,