Scrapbooking is a nice way to keep your memories. In fact, the time of this art creation dates back to 18th century. Why is it still popular today? Perhaps because it is the most convenient way to collect memories.
These ‘books of memories’ represent the old way of keeping memories that is still popular with contemporary people. Today people learnt to use old methods and techniques and to adapt it to modern times. That exactly happened with scrapbooking.
What Characteristics Modern Scrapbooks Have?
Scrapbook is very popular today.
- It gives space to imagination. The person who composes a ‘book of memories’ can use own creativity and at the same time use seemingly unneeded items in a useful way.
- It is personalized experience. Each person creates his or her own story. That makes scrapbooking so special, even today. Each life story is unique. It is composed of different memories.
- It is a way to collect all possible memories. In digital era people got adapted that the best way to collect memories is to save them in photo and video form. However, this is not the way we memorize the most beautiful moments of life. People more often need tangible things to feel emotions they want to recall. Scrapbook is what is needed. It can be composed of articles, photos, materials.
All it makes this book still popular.
What Modernity Brought Into Regular Ways Of Using A ‘a Book Of Memories’
It is believed that today people forgot old good traditions and practices. However, in fact this is not the case, and the ‘scrapbook of memories’ is the best example to illustrate it. People are equally buying and creating scrapbooks as years before. Moreover, it becomes profitable business, especially considering the possibilities provided by the Internet. Today there are numerous commercial companies that produce scrapbooks. Many talented people organise exciting workshops on how to create personal albums.
It is a valuable investment. Scrapbooks are creative products, and at the same time, they have not only esthetical, but also financial value. The materials used to produce a scrapbook are of the highest quality. Even paper is quite expensive. So, people who buy scrapbooks invest. In this particular case, they invest in fine product to keep their memories, emotions, and share those with friends and family.
Scrapbooks of famous people are sold at the auctions for considerable money. One of the most expensive scrapbooks belonged to Mata Hari. Often in movies we see how heroes pass such scrapbooks to their children or how they keep memories about people they love.
There are many ways to use scrapbooks, but their essence keeps being the same. They were created to collect people’s memories and emotions, and are used for this purpose today as well.