Scrapbooking is a hobby that is rapidly growing in popularity. Besides all of the other memories that creating a scrapbook can capture, it can also be a great way to remember your Halloween.
Memories to remember
There are so many exciting events that happen in October that lead up to Halloween. Have your camera ready so that you can capture every moment.
For starters, there is the picking out of the costume. Chances are, your child will want to try on three or four or more before settling on the perfect one. There is also the trip to the pumpkin patch to pick out the perfect jack-o-lantern pumpkin. You can also capture memories of raking the yard, hanging decorations, or baking Halloween treats.
Getting supplies together
Of course to create a scrapbook, you will need a scrapbook to start out with. Most craft stores will offer a wide variety of sizes and styles to choose from. While you are there, you can also take a look at the different colored papers, stickers, and other assortments of embellishments that you can add to the pages. If you need stencils, scissors, or glue make sure to pick those up as well.
Memories to include
What you decide to include in you Halloween scrapbook is up to you. If you would like, have your child participate by picking out photos or other items to include. If you are stumped for ideas, here are a few that can help you get started:
Take a walk and pick up some colorful fall leaves that are falling from the trees in October.
Halloween cards or invitations – you can use the entire card so that you can still read the messages, or simply cut off the picture part from the front to use as an embellishment.
Any Halloween artwork that your child has created is a welcomed addition to your Halloween scrapbook. If the project is too bulky or large to fit in the scrapbook, take some pictures of it to include instead. You can also include any crafts that were made at school or parties or that you and your child made on your own at home.
Have your child create top ten lists of the current favorites this year – favorite costumes, candy, TV shows, etc.
Goodies from any parties that you attended are also fun to incorporate. The gift bag, name tag, or invitation are always nice to include. You can also take pictures of your child's costume or the events going on.
Pictures, pictures, and more pictures! A well-taken picture will capture more of the feel than any description you could ever write. You can also give your child a camera and allow him or her to take some shots as well.
Any other decorations, mementos, or other things that will help spark memories when you look at the scrapbook later on.
Scrapbooks are a great way to save memories for later on. So if you want to remember that perfect Halloween costume or every moment from your child's first Halloween party, consider creating your own this year.