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How To Make a High School Graduation Scrapbook Album

Jul 14, 2008
Is your child graduating this year? The time seems to go by so fast. It often seems like only yesterday that our graduates started kindergarten. Now they are graduating high school and will be off to college by fall. It's important to preserve and document those special final moments of high school in a graduation scrapbook.

Even if you already have a school scrapbook album for your child, the high school years can fill an entire album. You don't need to use a large album unless you want to include professional senior portraits. Otherwise, you can use a smaller format album.

Senior pictures are usually taken the summer before a student's senior year. Still, they deserve a page in a graduation album. Use your favorite pose or the one used in the high school yearbook for your graduation scrapbook's title page.

There's so much to include in a graduation scrapbook. Reserve one copy of your child's graduation announcement and showcase it on a page. Following that page, include cards and letters from family and friends, especially ones with graduation advice. You might even include a letter from you with a personal message to the graduate. Write your hopes and dreams for their future along with advice you wish you would have been given on graduation day.

Highlight any special awards or honors that your child is receiving at the graduation ceremony. Designed page layouts to highlight these accomplishments. You may want to include the original certificates or make copies.

If your child is giving a speech at the graduation ceremony, take some photographs of the graduate preparing and practicing the speech. Preserve his notes including any drafts and use them on a scrapbook page.

Check your local newspaper for coverage of the graduation ceremony. Include clips and articles for a scrapbook page. Make a copy of any congratulations announcements made in the newspaper. Because newspaper articles fade over time, it's important to make copies to preserve them.

There are so many photo opportunities during a graduation ceremony. Make a list of photos you want to take before the ceremony. Don't forget to include pictures of your child with his family, friends and teachers.
Include high school mementoes in the scrapbook album. One page layout should show the graduation ceremony program. Scrapbook two copies on the page showing both the cover and the inside as much as possible.

Don't forget high school mementos, such as, the program from the graduation ceremony. Save at least two copies to use on a graduation scrapbook page Ser you can show both the cover and the inside of the program.

Candid shots are a fun way to document graduation parties. Send a camera with your child when he attends graduation celebrations. Plan to exchange photographs with your child's friends as well. That way you'll have plenty of candid photos to choose from for your graduation album.

You'll definitely want to scrapbook a copy of your graduates final report card or high school transcript. On the opposite page layout scrapbook a copy of the acceptance letter for the college your child plans to attend.

As a final closing page to a graduation scrapbook, design a page around a photo of him leaving for college. You might also choose to close the scrapbook with two photos that show how he has grown. Place a picture of his first day of kindergarten next to a graduation picture.

It's easy to create a graduation scrapbook that will soon become a family heirloom. The most important part of designing a graduation scrapbook is to document and preserve your child's high school memories.
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Christine Perry invites you to her website, http://www.intoscrapbooking.com for more scrapbooking tips and information on scrapbooking theme paper .
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