If you have joined art clubs or were assigned to create colorful projects, you might have encountered or done scrapbooking. The activity refers to making a scrapbook, which is a creative piece that collects aspects of your pleasant memories.

Scrapbooking is one of the simplest testaments of personalization wherein you can transform a self-made book with empty pages into a photo album, a journal, or memorabilia.

Although its main purpose is to preserve memories and ideas, it can also be an expression of your artistry or personality. Besides, scrapbooking can be a great exercise to further develop your talents and technical skills.

In case you didn’t know yet, scrapbooking has actually been practiced centuries ago. The art form has existed way back in the 15th century. Since equipment for printing materials at that time was very scarce, scrapbooks were seen as books of various collections.

As time passed by, many have promoted ideas, such as the Mormons, to apply scrapbooking in collecting photos. It was Marielen W. Christensen, the author of ‘Keeping Memories Alive’, who was credited for modernizing scrapbooking.

Due to many lifestyle channels, hobby sites, and artistic bloggers, millions of women in the United States are known to have done scrapbooking today. The activity has open many doors for entrepreneurial opportunities as well.