Scrapbooking Quotations – 3 Tips to Choosing Scrapbook Quotes
What to look for in a good Scrapbooking Quote.
Scrapbooks are greatly enhanced by having words or quotes to help convey the meaning or emotion associated with the pictures in them.
People like to scrapbook because the like to look back favourably on the past, such as family, and when new brothers and sisters arrive. Baby scrapbooks are especially popular. Babies do not pretend they are something else or put on false smiles. What you see is what you get with a baby photograph.
With photographs in a scrapbook you can as time goes by forget exactly what they were about. If you have hundreds or even thousands of photos, especially in this age of digital cameras, exactly what a photo is about or where it was taken can easily become blurred. If you use words or quotes which are funny, witty or have special meaning you can convey a powerful message in your scrapbook.
A scrapbook full of family photographs is OK, but it can become a much more powerful experience when reading through it is words are associated with some of the photos. It can give a better idea of what it is about and is much more pleasing.
Quotes alongside the photos in scrapbooks can give you a better perception of what is going on and this helps to understand the flow of information before you.
If you want to select some scrapbooking quotes, what do you look for?
1 – Mnemonics – helping you to remember an event Mnemonics is defined as “a sentence or poem to help remember something”. A quote for your scrapbook should be easy to remember. It should reside in your mind easily. If it does not then no matter how good it looks it probably is not for you. Follow your heart and not your mind.
2 – Relevancy This may seem obvious but the quote that you select has to be relevant to the message that you want to get across. If you wish others to read your scrapbook they will want to comprehend the meaning and enjoy the emotions associated with the pictures.
If the quote is not relevant to the topic the reader may be become a little confused, even bored. Looking through your scrapbook ought be an enjoyable experience for the reader. In a few years to come you yourself may forget what some of the pictures are really about.
3 – Be Brief and to the point The scrapbooking quote that you have chosen should be a relationship between the photographs and objects in it and the message that you are trying to get across. The spotlight should be on the photos and other content in the scrapbook, so the quote should be short and get the meaning across easily.
Appropriate quotes for scrapbooks should touch the heart; they should help you to recollect the good and interesting emotional experiences from the past. You will be able to look back on past events with joy.
Your scrapbook is a very personal item which has to have your individuality put into it. You have to choose a quote that is right for you no matter what advice you may get from someone else. If it doesn’t feel right for you then follow your heart and find another.
A number of people choose to write their own quotes to make their scrapbook more personal instead of finding quotes from others. This is OK after you have had some experience, but to start with do some research to see what others are doing. Learn to walk before you start running.
Your scrapbook needs to be your creation and you have to feel content with what you put into it.
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