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NATIONAL SCRAPBOOK DAY – First Saturday in May

NATIONAL SCRAPBOOK DAY – First Saturday in May


Each year on the first Saturday in May, National Scrapbook Day invites the country to bring their talents together to celebrate the art of scrapbooking. Also known as National Scrapbooking Day, avid scrapbookers gather to share their craft.

Scrapbooking is a method for preserving family history, personal mementos, photographs, newspaper clippings, artwork, and other memorabilia.

Scrapbooking dates back to the 15th century.

Over the years, scrapbooking has grown into a complex art form. What was once simply cutting and pasting photos and news clippings onto black or brown pre-bound albums is more elaborate now. From colorful papers to three-dimensional embellishments, scrapbooking has been raised to a whole new level. While scrapbooking often included journalling to describe the journey or maintain the story for future generations, today digital technology allows audio recordings to be included as well.

Scrapbooking has become a popular hobby and those who enjoy it may develop a strong social network, swapping tools, advice, and techniques. Many scrapbookers may also gather at each other’s homes to create their scrapbooks and enjoying the company and interaction. They will often travel together to conventions and retreats to learn new techniques and preservation skills, too.

HOW TO OBSERVE #NationalScrapbookDay

Celebrate the day by creating a scrapbook page or two. Preserve your memories and photos for future generations to enjoy. Another way to celebrate is by discovering new techniques or tools. Or, invite someone to learn the art of scrapbooking. Share why you enjoy scrapbooking using #NationalScrapbookDay to post on social media.


Creative Memories created National Scrapbook Day in 1994.   

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