National Scrapbook Day (NSD) is a holiday that is observed every year on the first Saturday in May and was originally invented by Creative Memories in 1994. It gives avid scrapbookers a day to gather and celebrate their craft. The holiday is also known as National Scrapbooking Day and International Scrapbooking Day (iNSD), as the holiday was expanded to include everyone around the world.
Some people use scrapbooks to preserve family history, while other people use them to preserve photographs, newspaper clippings, or other collected memorabilia. This holiday gives memory keepers an excuse to spend the day doing nothing but scrapbooking, but it also gives people who are unfamiliar with the craft a great reason to try it.
Traditional scrapbooking started back in the 15th century, but over the years, scrapbooking has grown into a complex art form as technology has moved it into the digital age. What was once simply cutting and pasting photos and newspaper clippings onto black pages in bound albums is now more elaborate. From colorful papers to realistic-looking embellishments, scrapbooking has been raised to a whole new level. While scrapbooking often includes journaling to describe the journey or maintain the story for future generations, today’s digital technology includes video and audio recordings using QR codes.
Regardless of whether a person has been scrapbooking for quite some time or is new to the hobby, they can use National Scrapbook Day to start a new project or work on an existing one. It’s also a good day to research some creative digital scrapbook ideas on the Internet or join a Facebook page.