Farewell to Scrapbooking

Thursday, December 13, 2012

A couple of years ago I started scrapbooking and absolutely loved it. I'd spend hours roaming the aisles of Michael's looking for deals on stickers, decorative paper, and other embellishments. I made my first scrapbook when my husband (then fiancĂ©) went on his first deployment. We were set to be married a little over a month after he got back, so the book contained everything from "before we got hitched." It kept me busy and made a great gift to give him when he returned. My second scrapbook was from our honeymoon in Maui, and although it's not as good as the first one (or as long) it's still fun and I enjoyed making it. 

And that's it. I've yet to make another scrapbook.

Want to know why? It's certainly not for a lack of pictures, because my computer is overflowing with them.

But that's just it, they are all on my computer. Printing them out is a pain.

Scrapbooking is also time consuming. I've fallen so far behind that it would take numerous albums to catch up. At this point I just want to look at my pretty pictures.

Because of this I have made the executive decision to go digital. I'm going to upload all my photos to the internet, arrange them in a digital album, and a nice book will be delivered to my home that will contain all of my pictures on glossy pages. 

It might not be as fun and homemade as my scrapbooks, but the years just keep on flying by and I still haven't printed out pictures from 2010. 

I started making an album for 2011 on Shutterfly, and so far it's working out great. Don't get me wrong, it still takes time to arrange everything the way I like it (especially with the new customize option that Shutterfly offers), but it's definitely faster than what I used to do. 

Do you like to make photo books to document each year? 
If so, which website do you prefer to use? 

1 comment:

  1. When I was a kid, my mom would scrapbook all of the time! She's probably made over 20 or 30, but now we use shutterfly for a lot of pictures now!