It’s the Third Thursday of December and that means it’s time for another Keep It Together post from myself and Alexandra. If you have your own post about scrapbooks, planners, or anything memory keeping, link up with us below! And YES! We will be back next year, so add us to your calendar for 2019.Scrapbook as Wedding Gift: Yay or Nay? Discuss #ontheblog #scrapbooking Click To Tweet
Today, I’m going to talk about scrapbooks. If you’ve been reading these posts for awhile, then you know that I keep meaning to get back into scrapbooking, especially for my trip to London…which was a little over 2 years ago now. Yeah, I’m way behind, I know! However, I recently made a scrapbook…just not for myself!
Scrapbook as Wedding Gift
In a little over a week, I will be the maid of honor in one of my besties’ weddings. This past weekend, we had her Bachelorette party and part of her gift was a scrapbook that I made. Sadly, I don’t have any photos to share, but since it’s not my personal scrapbook, I wouldn’t feel comfortable sharing them on here anyway. But that’s okay! I just want to talk about the idea of a scrapbook as wedding gift. I’ve made scrapbooks to give as gifts in the past – my sister has two and another friend has one (she was at the party and stated I have to make her another for her own wedding next year!)
How It Came To Be…
This tradition of scrapbook as wedding gift actually originated with another group of friends we call the Girl Scouts, because we all grew up doing Girl Scouts together. We still get together here and there, and we’ve all been invited to each other’s weddings (minus mine, because I’m the only one not married). I don’t know who came up with the idea, but for the first one to get married, the rest of the group came together to create our own pages to put in a scrapbook. We all had various photos from our lives growing up, and we made sure to include little notes and memories as well. Together, it made a really fun memory that we were able to give the bride-to-be at her Bachelorette party.
The Current Scrapbook
I didn’t actually think about doing a scrapbook for the wedding I’m going to be in until my mom mentioned it, and then I realized, of course! This would be a great gift, and I love doing things that are a bit DIY and more personal. I went through my pictures and created pages based on the memories I found – photos of me and her, movie related photos (like seeing Harry Potter at midnight), Christmas, Halloween, and other themed parties I’ve thrown (like The Hunger Games and a Literary Luncheon for the Ladies). In all, I think I had about 10 pages, so it definitely didn’t fill up the scrapbook, but that’s okay. I figured I can always make new pages and give them to her in the future, as she’s not the type to necessarily make her own. These would include things like her Bachelorette Party and Wedding, which were obviously not included in the scrapbook.
Scrapbook as Wedding Gift: Your Thoughts?
What do you think though? Would you be excited to receive a scrapbook as wedding gift (or any other big milestone in your life)? Is this something you’ve been given, or even gifted yourself already? Inquiring minds would like to know!
Finally, thank you so much for following along with Keep It Together this year. Like I said above, we are coming back in 2019 and as of now, it will continue to be the Third Thursday of the Month so the next one is January 17, 2019. Put us in your planner or calendar, and we hope to see you next year!
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