Others Can Browse and I’m Not Stressed

This is part of the series “Reasons to Digital Scrapbook.” 

My kids LOVE looking at their scrapbooks.

Looking at digital scrapbooks

My preferred method (so far) has been to print my completed layouts in easy-to-handle 8×8 hardbound books. I keep these books easily accessible on the coffee table or bookshelf so anyone can read them whenever they want.

And they do!

Looking at digital scrapbooks

(I even find their books tucked in bed with them sometimes!)

I want my kids to be able to easily access the photos and stories about their childhood. It’s so fun to watch Emmy look at her baby pictures and “remember” when she “was little.” And Ryan loves to read the stories.

Looking at digital scrapbooks

Even Seri loves looking at the pictures and recognizing faces.

Looking at digital scrapbooks

Digital scrapbooking makes sharing these memories so easy. I don’t have to plan a special time to get out the scrapbooks and them sit with them worry about the page protectors getting bent or the expensive embellishments falling off the page. And I certainly don’t worry about how much my favorite patterned paper cost and how it’s getting smudged with sticky fingers. So what if the corners of the pages begin to get a bit tattered? It means the books have been loved. And that’s more important to me.

When the kids are older or when I’m ready for a nice copy of the books to keep for myself, as long as I’ve saved my pages in a safe place, I can just reprint.

Digital scrapbooking is also easy to share online with my family and friends. I do it all the time here on the blog. I frequently post pages to Facebook, online scrapbook galleries, e-mail as well. Since the layouts are already on the computer I don’t have to worry about scanning them or taking photos of the layouts. I can just upload and we’re good to go!

The ability to easily share my scrapbooked stories with my kids and online friends is just one more reason I love digital. 

Comments

  1. Where do you print your books from?

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    pameladonnis Reply:

    @Mandie, To be totally honest, I go with whoever has the best deal when I’m ready to print. LOL. Most often I’ve used Artscow.com for the books I’m going to let my kids read. The color quality isn’t as good as other companies, but the books have a stitched binding which I like (durability for the kids), and it’s hard to beat the price. They give a lot off free credits and have a lot of sales and so I usually wait for deals to come around.

    I’ve also used Shutterfly and MyPicTales and have been happy with the quality. The Daily Digi did a really great photobook review post that gives a lot of great insight: http://thedailydigi.com/12-different-photobook-printer-reviews/

    Hope that helps!

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    Mandie Reply:

    @pameladonnis, Thank you!

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