Christmas Scrapbooking Idea

by Shirley
(Hastings, Nebraska)

Scrapbooking Ideas

Scrapbooking Ideas

I only got into scrapbooking because Mom wanted to take family photographs that have accumulated in boxes for years and make each of the children a scrapbook filled with memories, photos, and comments.


Little did I know that scrapbooking projects could encourage Mom to forget, at least for a little while, her limited mobility and loss of independence. I bought several plain scrapbooks, a pile of assorted scrap booking paper, stamps, scissors, and stick-on quotes and sayings, and before I knew it, Mom was fully engaged in and focused on putting together one page at a time.

Christmas scrapbooking ideas don't have to be limited to getting those old family photos out of a box. If you can, encourage Mom or even Dad to create a scrapbook of a favorite vacation. It can be funny, whimsical, or patriotic, depending on destination.

Creating scrapbooks for grandchildren is also something that most seniors will look forward to. Help may be needed with the cutting, placement, gluing, and coming up with creative ways to display photos, borders, and stamps, but get involved!

I have found that one of the most beneficial aspects of Christmas scrapbooking ideas when it comes to gifting is that it helps Mom focus and remember past events. The fact that she's making it for a grandchild or another family member makes it even more special.

Whether the theme of the scrapbook is for Christmas, a birthday, a graduation, a favorite vacation, or a collection of old family photos, creating a scrapbook as a Christmas gift is something that will last the gift of a lifetime.

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My Grandma's Christmas Scrapbook
by: Gloria

I found that if I had all the supplies arranged on the table before we started it was much easier on my mom, diagnosed with dementia, to tackle our project.

Some days were better than others, but by having everything already cut out and arranged in front of her, I was able to guide and prompt our way through the project one page at a time.

She gifted the Christmas scrapbook to a grandson, who still treasures it today, ten years later.

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Scrapbooking Projects for Christmas
by: Cherylynn

I like the idea of scrapbooking, especially for Christmas, and suggested that my Grandma make a scrapbook for each of her children.

She was enthusiastic, but limited in dexterity to do all the cutting. I made time to visit and do the cutting for her. I was surprised at how creative she actually was in putting together each of the pages.

Sure, she needed help once in awhile, but I was truly amazed at the joy and pleasure and a sense of satisfaction she got when the project was finished.

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