Gift giving can be a very tedious process. It can be very difficult to figure out what type of present is appropriate and useful enough to endure and convey the entirety of your intent. For instance, when giving a gift for our children or our friends’ children, it can be very difficult to think of something that boasts both of novelty and usefulness.
Sometimes because of this, we either sell out and give the most generic item or end up not getting our loved one anything at all when faced with the challenge of gift giving.
Luckily, there is a gift item that is very personal, novel and ideal for babies-a scrapbook!
Scrapbooking is a novel way of maintaining lasting memories while creatively recounting the stories and the wealth of emotion behind each snapshot. Anyone can scrapbook. All one needs are the regular scrapbooking materials and one’s creativity will unleash itself. This way, a scrapbook makes the perfect gift it’s personal, handmade and relevant. The best thing about it is that when you give a scrapbook as a gift, the person who received it can continue the scrapbook project on his or her own.
For instance, you can give your friend who is a new mom a baby scrapbook. You can enlist the help of your other friends to collect snapshots dating as far back as the wedding up until the time she gives birth. You can make a chronicle that will make your friend happy every time she goes through the baby scrapbook because it tells a very wonderful and precious part of her life and she can recount and recall it every time she looks through the baby scrapbook.
What’s more is that other people will enjoy this particular baby scrapbooking project of yours as well. You see, a baby scrapbook is something to be enjoyed by the whole family. The parents of the child will surely appreciate the wonderful baby scrapbook as a gift and eventually, the grown up child will be delighted to see her own baby scrapbook. In fact, this baby scrapbook may spawn the family to continue to the storytelling and expand the scrapbook onto the different stages of one’s life.
While a personally made baby scrapbook is a wonderful present to a friend who has just given birth or for a godchild that can finally appreciate seeing his or her story told by a wonderful baby scrapbook, or even for an expecting mother, don’t forget that your own children will benefit from a baby scrapbooking endeavor.
Even if your child or children have long grown up, it is never too late to begin a baby scrapbooking project that you can give to them as a present. They are sure to enjoy the present of their very own baby scrapbook at whatever cognitive age they may be at. It would probably be an even better idea to give this present to your child when he or she is expecting to have his or her own child.
This way, the recipient of your baby scrapbooking project will be able to reminisce about his or her own infancy as they expect their own baby to be born. The story from the baby scrapbook then becomes even deeper and makes sort of a closed loop that will perhaps encourage them to embark on their own baby scrapbooking project for their own child. This is something that they will enjoy making, which, will be eventually enjoyed by their child when he or she grows up.