Creating Vacation Memories
My daughter and I recently had the opportunity to spend a week
at Disney World in Orlando, Florida. We were totally overwhelmed
with all the things there were to do, and I had no idea how we
would ever be able to remember it all.
We decided to put together a scrapbook of our Disney World
memories. We wanted this to be as inexpensive as possible, while
at the same time creative. Before we left on our trip my
husband's mom gave us some scrapbook pages she got from our local
craft store that already had Disney World characters and themes
throughout them. So we knew we wanted to put together a scrapbook
of some kind.
While visiting the Animal Kingdom in Disney World, we were
browsing through one of many gift shops, gawking at the
incredibly high prices. While looking through the photo albums I
happened upon some discontinued scrapbooks that were marked down
50% to only $8! I couldn't believe our luck. It was spiral-bound
with animal designs imprinted on every page. Perfect.
So we brought home the album, photos we had taken, and we
already had scrapbooking pages to liven it up a bit, but it
needed something else.
I had also saved whatever memorabilia I could think of, like
plane tickets, the credit cards you get to open your hotel door,
the meal vouchers we had received, our luggage tags, post cards,
and our theme park passes. All of these items combined (with a
little imagination and some glue!) make up a very inexpensive
memory (less than $20 total) that will last a lifetime.
Rachel Paxton is a freelance writer and mom of four. For
scrapbooking, card making, gift-giving ideas, and more family
memory-making activities, visit http://www.crafty-moms.com
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