Welcome to the Scrapbooking Global April 2020 blog hop. This month our theme is a blast from the past. We could pick an older photo or memory of ours, a heritage photo or really anything that fits the theme.
I have been slowly going through photos from my childhood and documenting some of my memories so this was an easy one for me and the reason I chose this theme!
Documenting childhood photos has been a bit of a challenge because it was a LONG time ago and I’ve forgotten so much. I’ve been finding it’s a very different way of memory keeping.
If you’ve never documented those older photos, you may be wondering what the challenges are.
Challenges with Documenting Older Photos
- The photos are all different sizes.
- They are usually dark, have a yellowy tone and are often grainy. The quality of cameras just wasn’t like it is today.
- If you’re lucky your photos were kept in chronological order in an album. However, that album likely isn’t acid free and therefore isn’t safe for your photos.
- Unless really good records were kept, many of the photos don’t have the who, what, when or where on them. You may have family you can ask and they may or may not remember the details. If not, it’s just a guess.
- If photos were just stored in a box, they likely aren’t in any order and it’s up to you to try to put them in order.
- Memories fade. We think we will never forget. But I have forgotten so much and even when reminded still don’t remember many things. This makes it difficult to tell our stories.
With all this against you. What can you do?
Focus on what you do remember.
Focusing on what I do remember is exactly what I did for today’s layout.
As you can see from the photos – they are not of the same day, place or age. I don’t remember where they were taken or even how old I would have been. All those things are guesses. What I chose to do was tell the story of what I do remember and tie it in to today.
I’ve added very vague dates to each of the photos and those were determined by how old I thought I looked in each of the photos. I didn’t bother with the where because it’s not important to the story I’m telling.
Thanks so much for visiting today! Be sure to check out the other blogs participating in the Scrapbooking Global April 2020 blog hop to see how they interpreted our theme. Click the next button to see what Sharni Haines created for the hop.
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Have a creative day!
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In addition to the items listed below, I also used a die cutting machine.