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Bump & Beyond: Remember Every Minute!

Bump & Beyond: Remember Every Minute!


Although it might seem a very long way off now (and it is, don’t you worry!), planning for your bump’s 18th birthday might be something you want to think about!


More often than not, the most special gifts we receive are the really personal, well-planned ones. And putting 18 years of effort into a birthday present is probably the most well-planned you can get!


What is scrapbooking?


Scrapbooking is a fantastic way to record your family history in a very special and personal fashion. It’s more than just a photo album or a diary because it’s made up of memories in written, photographic and tactile forms.


By scrapbooking the life of your child, you’ll be able to preserve their memories in context. And when you’re finished, the end product will be really engaging and extremely individual to them.


A scrapbook isn’t the sort of gift that will be forgotten or thrown away! And the best thing about it? There are no rights or wrongs; it’s a totally personal production!


The big decision!


Should you keep the scrapbook a secret? Each side has its pros (there are no cons in scrapbooking!)…


Keeping your little one’s scrapbook a secret until they turn 18 means that they will undoubtedly be over the moon at the surprise, and extremely touched by your hard work.


On the other hand, you could involve your son or daughter in the scrapbooking process from an early age so they will have another opportunity to practise writing and to be inventive.


It will be a special activity that you can share together as a family and, all the while that you’re doing it, they’ll be looking forward to their 18th when it’s all theirs to keep!


What goes into a scrapbook?


Absolutely anything. Any little thing that is a reminder of the different times of their childhood should go in your scrapbook. Drawings, tickets, letters, deflated balloons… the list goes on!


Give each page a theme, add your own little comments and make a big deal of milestone moments; from first kicks in the womb to first steps, from double figures to public exams… All of it belongs in the scrapbook!


Don’t forget the pictures!


Of course, no scrapbook is complete without some delightful photographs of their early life. That’s where I come in.


For beautiful photographs of your baby that they’ll find in their scrapbook on their 18th, consider booking a bump, newborn or baby shoot with me. Give them something extra to smile about when the big day finally comes around!



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