Heritage scrapbooking is preserving your family history by combining your boxes of old photos with journaling to save memories for future generations. Sometimes this involves extensive research to rediscover lost family facts. Other times it will include interview the older generation of your family to record their memories and stories. The scrapbook pages usually use more muted colors and simple styles than some modern scrapbook layouts. For more information on heritage scrapbooking, be sure to read this collection of articles
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