Here's a Convincing Case on Why You Should Try Scrapbooking Now
September 30, 2022
Crafts have always been Mia's thing. She grew up knitting beanies, cross-stitching flowers, taking film photographs, and arranging fresh flowers. Even with the advent of the digital age, she has never given up the habit of scrapbooking. Some of her pals who shared her interest in the hobby quit when everyone became increasingly reliant on their smartphones. But it was different for Mia. It's not because she's outdated or unwilling to embrace progress. She finds that organizing her favorite memories on a page is quite calming and helps her to relax. In England, the hobby—-or art if you want to call it—of scrapbooking dates back to the 15th century. At that time, friendship albums and something similar called commonplace books were popular. In commonplace books, people kept letters, poems, and quotes. The messages of friends with their signatures were abundant in friendship albums. Later, in the 1800s, scrapbooking albums were developed to hold newspaper clippings and black-and-white images. These leather-bound books had pages for water coloring and painting as well as corner pockets with the primary purpose of holding the photos. Scrapbooking gradually faded out during World War II, but in 1980, author Marielen Christensen created 50 volumes of their family history, bringing it back to life. Within a decade of opening her scrapbooking shop, she had contributed to the resurgence of the hobby. Scrapbooking is still a viable activity that you can start at any time thanks to Mia and the few remaining scrapbookers in the world. Scrapbooking is beneficial for the heart, the mind, and the body in more ways than just decorative papers, embellishments, and glitter. We hope we make a convincing case on why you should make it a hobby now.