Scrapbooking Graduation Memories
by Rachel Paxton
It's hard to believe that my daughter has just graduated from
high school. She has some great memories of this event for us to
preserve in a graduation scrapbook.
We decided to purchase a ready-made scrapbook instead of
assembling one. At a local bookstore we found a large spiral
bound scrapbook/journal on clearance for $2.99!
My daughter was not able to get her senior yearbook before
graduation, so she had her friends write notes to her in her
scrapbook. She took the book with her to her senior class party,
then we set the book out at her family graduation party for
friends and family to sign.
We had many photo taking opportunities over the weekend. We have
pictures from the graduation ceremony, from her senior class
party, and from her family party to put in her scrapbook. I will
mat one of her senior portraits on the front of the scrapbook.
There are other mementos you can preserve in a graduation
scrapbook. Here are some ideas to get you started:
- Cards from family and friends
- Program from graduation ceremony
- Newspaper clippings
- Report cards
- Achievement and/or award certificates
- Senior party mementos
I will finish off the scrapbook with graduation stickers from a
local craft store.
A graduation scrapbook doesn't have to be a work of art. The
important thing is to preserve the memories of your graduate's
This would be a great project to do with your teen. If they
would like to tackle the project themselves, give them all the
supplies and let them unleash their creativity. My daughter
loves the finished project, but is not much interested in
scrapbooking, so she is more than happy to let me do it for her.
Rachel Paxton is a freelance writer and mom of four. For
scrapbooking, card making, gift-giving ideas, and more family
memory-making activities, visit http://www.crafty-moms.com