Family Scrapbook Quotes: 5 Easy Ideas To Get You Started
Scrapbooking family is always tons of fun. If you ever get stuck for ideas, check out the list below for tips on the best family scrapbook quotes!
1. Include Names and Dates in Your Family Scrapbook Quotes
As you scrapbook, think about the fact that these albums will likely be passed down for generations. While you can surely point out who cousins Shirley and Dave are in your pictures, your grandchildren might not be able to.
This is why names, dates, and places make such great family scrapbook quotes and titles. They’re simple, but they help tell the story.
Simply having, “Cousin Shirley’s House- Winter 2016” is perfect!
It sets the scene, and it will help future generations learn more about their families. As a scrapper, you undoubtedly know the struggle of trying to figure out what pictures are from which event for which dates.
Save yourself—and others— the struggle by including it in your title!
2. Use an Inside Joke or Family Memory
Generally, people say not to use inside jokes while writing, as most others won’t get it. For scrapbooking, this rule doesn’t really apply.
If you have one hilarious quote that sums up an entire day with your family, go ahead and make that your title. If there’s one element of the day, what someone was wearing, etc. that everyone was poking fun at, include that in your somehow.
It’ll make you smile every time you look back at that page, and it also makes for some great stories.
3. Incorporate Handwriting
If you think your family scrapbooks hold a lot of meaning now, just wait for future generations, when all that your grandchildren will know about your grandparents is what you have put in the scrapbook.
For a truly unique, meaningful element, include the handwriting of whomever is the subject of your layout.
If you’re scrapbooking your son’s trip to the farm with Grandpa Joe, have Grandpa Joe write his name or the date—in acid-free markers or gel pens, of course—on a piece of cardstock.
This title is one your family will cherish for generations to come.
4. Opt for a Journal Instead of a Title.
Sometimes the best layouts are the ones without titles.
Instead of trying to narrow down a summation of the page(s) into a few words, opt for using a journal as your heading. Remember that, while scrapbooking itself is tons of fun, one of the reasons you scrapbook is to preserve memories for the future.
If you’re scrapbooking a family get-together or holiday, write a few sentences about the highlights. It’ll mean a lot more than “Family Day 2016” down the road. Pro tip: print your journal on mulberry or vellum for a classic, elegant look.
5. Use Short Family Scrapbook Quotes.
Occasionally, it can be difficult to find the words to express how we’re feeling. Lucky for us, funny, motivational, and inspirational quotes are always at our fingertips. With a quick internet search, you can find exactly what you’re looking for. Check out this helpful guide to finding even more scrapbook journal ideas.
These can make great titles! Some examples are “The love of a family is life’s greatest blessing” and “Together we have it all”. Just think about how wonderful these quotes would look at the top of your page. If your family is more about the humor, you can always use, “Families are like fudge… mostly sweet with a few nuts.”!
Now that you’ve gotten your creative juices flowing, it’s time to sit back, relax, and scrap!