Since 1994, National Scrapbook Day has been celebrated on the first Saturday in May.
I started working with people and their photos the next year in 1995. Think about how much your photo taking has changed in more than 20 years! I discovered the company Creative Memories after the short life of our first daughter and realized that documenting her life was something that would help me. I also found a community of other people there who were scapbooking the joys and sorrows of life. You might even find yourself or someone you know here!
We spent a dozen or so first Saturdays in May scrapbooking at places from homes to the library to bed and breakfasts in different places. We had fun, but digital photography started to make scrapbooking more complicated. Which photos should I print out of the hundreds I took at a birthday party? Scrapbooking sales were dropping off and I knew that I needed to try something different. What if I could teach people how to get past this overwhelm or even organize their photos for them? That's when I joined the Association of Personal Photo Organizers and met many other people who loved helping people as much as I did.
It has been fun and challenging to make this shift in my business, but I'm glad I did. Still today on National Scrapbook Day, I'll set aside some time to remember how this all began and do some scrapbooking. I'd love to hear from you about your photo journey, too.
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