Since June of 2011, I have shared a lot of information about creating family history scrapbooks. I fully believe this is a kid-friendly way to present our heritage information. And, big people like them too.
|Cover page sets the theme|
I have shared tips on what do to do when:
- The story is hard to write
- You want to include memorabilia
- You want to make a church records page
- You want to make a funeral page
- You need to know what to include in the journaling section.
I've also shared resources you can use when selecting your color schemes for a heritage scrapbook here and here. That's a lot of information and there is even more in my book:
Today, I wanted to show you why a color scheme is important. This week I'll share the collection of pages from my mother's album that I've shared so far.
|All heritage albums need a family tree|
|Heritage albums should have a Father's Page|
|Mother's Page should also be in a family history album|
|Use mini family tree on a grandparent's page|
|Use memorabilia on grandmother's page|
|Another mini family tree on grandparent page|
|Keep the story brief on grandma's page|
|Use a two page layout...|
|to tell the person's story|
For my mother, I used a green, tan, and gold color scheme. I chose these colors because they were the colors of my mother's wedding. They looked so nice together on her wedding day. I knew she would like the color scheme for a personal reason.
Feel free to click on the images to see a larger view of each photo. The caption links will take you to posts about related topics. I hope you enjoy this recap. And now you can see why how the mix and matching of papers and elements in a color scheme unites family history album pages to tell a story. And that's what we are... story tellers.