Whether he’s still a little treasure or has all grown up and made his way into the world, your little boy will have given you a lot of memories which is why a baby boy scrapbook is a popular choice. Its only after they have made the decision to make one, that many scrapbookers become unglued at how to put one together. Well fear not – I am happy to pass along some tips to help you with your next one!
First and foremost – avoid pink! I don’t think this will apply to many of you, but I have seen a baby boy scrapbook that was done with a mainly pink theme. Most people that went to view the book thought it was one for a girl. I’m not saying you have to choose blue, but unless you want to really shake up the social norms, pink is best left for another project.
Now, I’m not going to dictate what colour you baby boy scrapbook should be. Many people go with a safe bet and choose the standard pale blue that most associate with boys. I would encourage you to branch out a bit and look at some other colours – maybe your boys favourite colour, or the colours of his favourite super hero?
Secondly, get creative with the photos and designs. Your son will know what he looked like growing up, what he will have forgotten is some of the clothes he used to wear and the toys he used to play with and his childhood friends. These are some of the fundamental things he will remember from his childhood (with a little memory jogging), that he may have or will forget when he grows up.
Lastly, don’t forget to add a bunch of different materials to the scrapbook. Some buttons or cloth from his favourite sweater, a piece of a toy that broke off or some of the artwork that they made in school always makes for great pieces to add into your baby boy scrapbook.
If you keep these tips in mind, you’ll have no trouble putting together your next scrapbook for your son(s).