Christmas Scrapbooking Idea
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.