I finished Mockingjay, the final book of The Hunger Games trilogy, tonight and was reminded of the power of scrapbooking. Here is a passage from the final chapter:
“I got the idea from our family’s plant book. The place where we recorded those things you cannot trust to memory. The page begins with the person’s picture. A photo if we can find it. If not, a sketch or painting…Then, in my most careful handwriting, come all the details it would be a crime to forget.”
It’s all there!
I scrapbook to remember. I scrapbook because I don’t want time to fade my memory. If I don’t have a photo, I can draw an image or use memorabilia. Heck, I can simply use words if that’s all I have. I use my handwriting because it is a part of who I am, and that’s an important piece of my story. It would be a crime to forget the people and little moments that make life worth living. I scrapbook to remember.
The Hunger Games is a great series; I highly recommend it!
My adventures as a CTMH consultant began in April of 2007. My goal was simply to meet my minimums so that I could enjoy the consultant discount. Little did I know that my passion for the products and teaching scrapbooking and stamping techniques would lead me to so many new friendships. I've had the good fortune to travel to a variety of CTMH events and was even asked to teach at the Studio J Boot Camp in 2011, Convention Extravaganza in 2012, and on the main stage at Convention 2015.