Soon, your children will either graduate from elementary school, middle school, high school, or college. What a proud and exciting time this will be. There are likely to be tons of digital pictures taken to capture every moment, but you can add a bit more depth to graduation memories by creating a graduation scrapbook to chronicle your child’s school life through graduation. Here are several scrapbooking ideas to make those graduation memories last a lifetime.
Perhaps you have already begun a graduation scrapbook for your son or daughter. If so, you may have included pictures of your child from birth all the way up to the day of graduation. If scrapbooking is new to you, there are wonderful ways to capture this very important day.
Beginning with a picture of the graduate on the front cover, you can add the certificate of graduation, the tassel with the year of graduation on it, pictures from graduation day, and pictures with friends and family members. And to make it extra special, you can ask the graduate to write a brief synopsis of his or her thoughts on the event itself, what he or she has learned, hoped for, their future aspirations, and moments which have been special in his or her life.
Children enjoy expressing themselves and often have an opinion about everything under the sun. Perhaps they would like to write about a teacher who inspired them, a specific moment or occasion they were most proud of or an overall view of what the best part about being a student in their particular school meant to them.
As you create your child’s graduation scrapbook keep in mind that at a later date your child may remember things that he or she would like included. Consider adding extra blank pages or even supply a separate book and the funds to purchase scrapbooking materials. This will allow your child to add personal memories that you may not know about.
Remember when you graduated from high school or college? Certainly, you had special moments you’ll never forget. Well, scrapbooking is a way to relate those moments into tangible memories. Presenting a scrapbook of this kind to the graduate is a wonderful gift. As a parent, recording all of the moments in your child’s life along with pictures and comments is more than a precious gift – it is a lifetime of memories made just for them as seen through your eyes.