The History of Scrapbooking

The history of scrapbooking goes back to the 15th century generally known as commonplace books.  Unique to its creator these were usually a collection of recipes, letters, poems etc.  In the 16th century Friendship books became popular much like our year books of today.

With the advent of photography in late 1880s the paper photograph and the Kodak Brownie allowed the average person to incorporate photographs into their scrapbooking projects.

The 20th century computer allows us to go a step further, we can now produce a scrapbook journal on the computer, store and view it as you would a photograph with the added bonus of sending it by electronic mail to family and friends and of course print it out.

Whichever method you prefer to use to create a scrapbook album it is undoubtedly a unique way of displaying your photographs and preserving your memories.  The beauty of digital scrapbooking is the lack of mess and space required, however you can still combine digital creations with traditional scrapbooks this is known as hybrid

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Happy Scrapping ♥

Maddy

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