It's hard to believe that my husband and I will be celebrating our 25th
wedding anniversary this year. We are having a dinner party at the church where
we got married. I'm already planning a scrapbook of the event. Here are some of
the things that will be included. Maybe you can get some ideas here for your
1. Digital photos
My sister will be bringing her digital camera. I want to get a picture of every
family or couple who attends. In my scrapbook, I will write who they are and any
special memories about them. I will also be taking pictures of the church, even
though it has been totally remodeled since we were married there. Pictures of
the cake and dinner food will make a nice addition, along with a copy of the
menu and mention of who catered it.
2. Guestbook pages
I'm not sure what type of guest book we will have. If it is already in a nice
album, I'll make a copy of the pages for my scrapbook. One idea would be to have
pretty guestbook pages in a looseleaf binder. Then, I could just take them out
and put them in a plastic sleeve in my anniversary album.
A copy of the invitation will probably be the first page of my album. On the
other side will be an original invitation from my wedding.
4. Then and now pictures
I want to take picture copies of my wedding showing my husband and myself, my
parents, bridal party, and special guests. Across from each of these, I will put
pictures of these same people now. There will be captions under each picture,
identifying the people, and writing something special about them.
5. The album
The pages of the album will be wedding-type scrapbook paper. My favorite color
is pink, so there will probably be a lot of that color in the pages. The
pictures will be spaced so there is room for a paragraph or so to describe each.
Finally, each page will be in an acid-free, archival quality plastic sleeve for
preservation and protection.
If you are planning a celebration of any kind, let your imagination
go free. Come up with ideas of pictures, scrapbook layouts, and written
descriptions that you will treasure for years to come. It will provide you with
many hours of enjoyment and memories.
Jessica Gerald has been an elementary school teacher for over thirty years, and is the publisher of the website http://www.oldfashionedhomemaking.com.
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