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Heritage Scrapbooking: Meaningful Stories

Don’t Go Home!!!! That’s what I have always wanted to say to my relatives who come to visit and had to return home.

Heritage Scrapbook Layout Meaningful Story
Don’t Go Home: Refreshing kit by Arizona Girl

The young woman in the blue jacket is my beloved Aunt Shelley. She is younger than my mother by more than a decade. After moving to Texas, I had missed her greatly.

Actually, most of these photos were not taken on the same day. The arrival photo of Shelley in front of the Welcome to Houston sign was certainly from the first day of the trip. The photo inside our white van was likely from another trip. It’s okay to use photos from different parts of an event to tell the story better. I did not want my Grannie and Shelley to leave Texas. These photos help tell the story.

Additionally, I chose this blue color scheme to help express my sad mood. Color can help set the mood. Yes it compliments Shelley’s jacket from South High and other clothing choices well. However, I intentionally chose the blue hue because it’s most often associated with sadness.

Be sure to tell your stories using color and photos, even from different segments of an event. The more meaningful your scrapbook pages, the more they’ll be treasured in years to come.

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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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