Heritage Scrapbooking: Christmas in the 70s

It’s time for another installment of personal history scrapbooking with those oh so wonderful 1970 era photos. Last time I shared my big failure of a layout. The biggest problem with the layout was the clashing colors.

Christmas Scrapbook Layout 1970s Photos
Christmas Left Page:


Christmas Scrapbook Layout 1970s Photos
Christmas Right Page

When it comes to photos from the 1970s, especially if they have red in them, you really need to offset the color processing by having neutral colors with only an accent of color, if needed. When I was looking at the printed scrapbook and saw this page, right after the failed page, I felt a lot better. I’m not a terrible scrapbooker after all. Hooray!

For this layout, I opted for a tan paper with a faint pattern on it. The journaling was another neutral paper. I used the lovely accents to help portray that this was a Christmas themed page. It really works together nicely. I wish I had copied this style to the previous page, but alas, I didn’t. You live and learn.

So.. when you’re wondering why heritage scrapbook pages use muted color schemes, you know why. These color palettes do not compete or clash with your chosen photos and your reader (and you) can focus more on the stories behind the photos.


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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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