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Looking to add interest to scrapbook journaling? Pick up post cards of scenic views or famous landmarks on your trip, write something on the back right (over a nice coffee or on the tour bus) and mail it to yourself. This will get great shots into your album that you may not be able to capture with your camera, plus, on the spot journaling, a stamp and postmark. Mount using scrapbook photo mounting corners so you can read the back.
Great tip, thanks!!
I and my fiancee drove cross-country in 1997; (in the years preceeding my scrap-obsession ~S~) I held on to everything. But the one regret I have is my lack of written memories. I kept a journal, which quickly petered out, so this idea would have been ideal. There would be no pressure like that of keeping a journal, so chances are the novelty of the postcards would ensure sustained memory keeping! I wish I had thought of this back then!
I often use post cards. I copy the side that is written on and use both sides on my page, especially if the card came from my children or grandchildren.
If I am doing a scrapbook page of a place that I don't have many pictures of I buy a postcard on e-bay and just use the picture side.
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|