What kind of scrapbook appeals to you? Get one that adapts to photos and write-ups. Pick a size that you can manage and preserve conveniently.
Your photographs will be a veritable treasure. It matters little if they are old or even a little faded. Collect pictures from your friends and relatives too.
Start with childhood photographs. Maybe of those of your babyhood, even earlier if possible. Your mother`s pregnancy perhaps, or your parents wedding pictures. Or maybe even your grand parents photos. It`s like tracing your roots. Include your older relations and write up what you`ve heard about them.
Every photograph needs a little write up - about what ou remember of the occasion. Keep your remarks interesting and funny if possible.
No matter what you remember, pin down the memory and put it down on paper. Sometimes these flashes of memory won`t be related to the particular photo. Put it down all the same.
Before you start sticking the photos on each page, place them around in different ways to see how they look best.
How is the page going to be laid out? Where will the writing go? What will it look like finally? Only when you are thoroughly satisfied, should you start applying the adhesive and sticking the pictures. Leave place for your write ups alongside as well.
You remember an event, but you don`t have pictures of it. Try and sketch the event.
You could update your scrapbook regularly.
You even have more than one book. You could get together with a school friend or office colleague - to make a scrap book that relates to any aspect of your life.
Your scrapbook will preserve better if you have a light sheet of cellophane paper covering each page.
Thus you see yourself, travelling through your life once again, re-living your experiences. Perhaps, you can even see a change in your own perspective of the way your life was.