Often I hear stories from moms who have saved all their childrens' baby mementos with the intention of making a scrapbook, but then inevitably feeling overwhelmed and having no idea where to begin. Admittedly, I don't even have Jack's baby book done, as most of the photos and stories are recorded in a combination of 12x12 pages and pocket pages, but I still have not written down his birth story in the album. Even though we make elaborate scrapbooks for clients, this isn't something that is accessible for everyone. I was really intrigued when Creative Memories reached out to see if I would take a look at their brand new gift boxes and share my thoughts with you! I love that it's now easy to share the love of scrapbooking with a family member or a friend! It was perfect timing as my sister-in-law is pregnant with their first child and is due on December 30! He/she will be Jack's first cousin! They are not finding out the gender, which makes it a bit tricky for gift giving, but fun for the surprise. I think it's a little girl, but we shall find out soon enough. One of these will be perfect for Jenny (who is a school teacher), and soon to be mama!
Each gift box includes everything a new scrapbooker needs to keep things simple when it comes to documenting their child's first year. Both the baby boy and baby girl kits provide an approachable (and non-overwhelming) way to get the precious photos and memories down on paper. Each box includes a Creative Memories Fast2Fab™ Album (including Predesigned Refill Pages and Protectors), Embellishments, Tape Runner and Photo Safe Pen. It's such a refreshing and unintimidating way to get started. The cloth albums have cute graphics and details that coordinate with the embellishments. Since the most popular photo size is 4x6", it's nice that the pre-printed pages prompt the new mom with placement for the photos.
As a professional scrapbooker, I truly appreciate anything that gets more people documenting their memories in a tangible way. I love that these gift boxes are all inclusive kits, which takes the guess work out of overthinking the process. New moms have a lot to think about (not to mention mama brain, which causes all kinds of confusion - at least it did with me!)
Because the pages are pre-printed, it makes it easy to create a scrapbook without the intimidation of the blank page. This would make a great gift for Christmas or a baby shower, or anytime during the first 12 months when you want to encourage the new mama to remember all the special moments and photos for the first year. Remember, keeping it simple is key, and that done is better than perfect. It goes by quickly, so what a better gift than to have a special place to keep all of those precious memories!