I had inspiration from 2 different spots for tonight’s post. The first was a visit to SpiderGirl’s Web earlier today and reading Angela’s post about her first scrapbook. Then I saw the latest 2ps blog challenge & it was along the same train of thought. I confess, it took me a second to dig this up. I put it in a “safe place” – you know, the kind so safe that you can’t find it yourself? Lucky for me, it was in the 3rd “safe place” I checked. 😉
My first scrapbook is a spiral bound, 5×7 notebook with lined paper. My Grandma Pillsbury made it for me when I was little. Perhaps a toddler? I can’t find a date on the book, but looking through the pages that have her handwriting lead me to feel that around 3-4 might be accurate.
Here are two of the pages she made. Carefully attaching the photos and neatly writing in simple sentences a note about each.
As I got older, I began to add my own photos and notes. I have a good laugh now reading comments such as those on the pages below. The left side says, “I got play mackup for Chirstimas. I like to put it on.” [Note: I copied the words directly – misspellings & all. 😉 ] And on the opposite page, “I’m six years old. I like to blow out the candles.”
I suppose it’s safe to say my scrapbooking has evolved a bit over the years. But this little book is probably my most treasured as it was a gift from my Grandmother. 🙂