You Need to Make a Heritage Scrapbook

On December 10th, it will be 4 years since my mother passed away. But two Christmases before her death I gave her a gift that she treasured the remainder of her life. It was a heritage scrapbook. And if you were anywhere near her house, you would have to stop and take notice of the gift I gave her.

Creating a heritage scrapbook is the project that is either never attempted or put off until a distant future date. With digital scrapbooking, that ends today. You can visit an online photo book publisher and drag and drop your way to a book. Visit and use “A Book of Remembrance,” “Family Memories,” or “Family History” book styles. On Shutterfly, choose “Memorium” or “Family Memories”.  Other photo book companies have styles to choose from. Or, create a from scratch using Photoshop Elements!

How you create the album doesn’t matter as much as getting the job done. It doesn’t matter if the holidays are coming up and you feel too busy to make the book. It doesn’t matter if it’s summer time and your children or grandchildren will be running you ragged. You’ve got to put this project on your Today List and make it now. You’re family needs to have their heritage preserved now.

If you need more convincing, check out my video on

If you need help getting started, check out my book Create a Family History Scrapbook Digitally in 12 Simple Steps.

Devon Noel Lee

Devon Noel Lee

Devon Noel Lee is passionate about capturing and preserving family stories so no one alive today has to be researched, or forgotten, tomorrow. She has authored 6 how-to books, a memoir, two published family history biographies, and over 60 family scrapbooks. She's an enthusiastic speaker who energizes, encourages, and educates at the same time.

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