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Ellen’s Lockdown Log on Scrapbooking


There is something quite special and nostalgic about holding a photo in your hand and printing out memories to look back on. During my time living away as a student, my walls were always plastered full of photos of family and friends. However, since moving home from university they have been sitting in a box. When lockdown began, like most, I decided to have a spring clean and came across my photos and realised It’s such a waste to have all my memories hidden away. Through putting the photos into a scrapbook I can retell the story of an event, day-out or day-in  alongside other memories such as tickets, receipts and other keepsakes I have picked up along the way.

I decided on a scrapbook, rather than just putting together a photo album because I wanted to get creative and give myself a positive project to focus on during lockdown.. Looking back at fond memories is a great method of focusing yourself physically and mentally; positioning the photos and sticking them down, getting inventive with the scrapbook presentation and reminiscing on happier times.

One of the best things about this new-found lock down hobby is that you do not need to leave your house to do it! You can either use an empty notebook or exercise book, with photos you have around the house or order a book, glue and other craft materials online (Amazon, Hobbycraft or Paperchase have an excellent selection). Don’t have a printer? No problem, there are a selection of apps where you can upload your photos and arrange for the pictures to be printed and delivered ( I use  FreePrints as you can print up to 45 free 6x4 (15x10cm) prints per month and only pay the delivery fee.)

So, why not try scrapbooking?


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