If you are the crafty type, or aspire to be crafty like me, creating a scrapbook of your family’s travel goals is a great way to keep track of your goals. Your family can work together on it, creating a keepsake you can page back through to remember your adventures over the years. This post provides some tips and ideas to help you get started.
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Family Travel Goal Scrapbook Tips
Your family travel scrapbook could take many forms. You can make a scrapbook for each trip. But for a more unique perspective, you could make a scrapbook about all of family’s your travel goals, with a page (or pages) for each trip that checks something off your list of goals. The scrapbook can contain photos (of course), but also tickets, maps, and stories and keepsakes from your trip.
I’m not a natural scrapbooker myself. I’ve done a bit of it, but I’m not super creative, and I’m really not patient. I have admiration for people that do it though, and there are so many cute products out there to make it look easy. Some advice I have with my limited experience:
- Find a decent chunk of time (at least a half day) where you can work on the scrapbook. It’s really hard to pick away at it 30 minutes here and there. It’s much easier to dig in if you have some uninterrupted time to complete it (or at least put a good dent into it).
- Find a designated table or space where you can keep your scrapbook supplies spread out. If you have a place to work on it that isn’t your dining room table, it’s nice to be able to keep all of your stuff there, rather than having to pack it up all of the time.
- Make it a social event: Plenty of places (like cabins and event centers) offer scrapbooking weekend accommodations for a group that wants to spend the weekend scrapbooking. I have not done one of these, but I’m sure at least some productivity happens during those gatherings. 🙂
- If you’re not creative, start simple. Or maybe more accurately, lower your expectations. I found myself pretty quickly overwhelmed because I thought I had to have an extra fancy, perfect scrapbook. I finally realized that having an average scrapbook (or let’s be honest, mine was well below average) was better than getting paralyzed by perfection and ending up with no scrapbook.
Family Travel Goal Scrapbook Ideas
I’ve pulled together some fun scrapbook items to make it easy for you to get started. I seem to be drawn to the vintage look, but I’ve included a few other options as well. Happy scrapping! (Is that a thing?)
This vintage look is really classic for any family!
For backgrounds or select images, these paper options are super fun.
Scrapbook Stickers and Accessories
Add the right accents to your travel goals scrapbook to make it really stand out!
Some bright accents to add to your pages.
If you don’t have the time, patience, or creativity to pull together separate scrapbook items into something great, below are a few all-inclusive kits to help you out.