Why Do You Scrap?
Since I have been digi-scrapping, I've often wondered what motivates each of us to scrap. Chime in and share your reasons with us.
I have a couple of reasons why I scrap. One reason is the huge box of photos passed on to me by my mother. Most of them are damaged in some manner, few are in albums and even fewer are marked with dates or other important info. There are photos of family members that I don't even know and probably will never track down.
The most important motivation for me is to create a memory for my children and hopefully grandchildren later. Our children are adopted. Prior to our home, they spent almost 3 years in foster care. When they came to live with us, the foster mother gave me the one and only picture that they had, the one you see in my avatar. This explains why you won't see any really cute baby photos in my gallery. I'll have to wait for grandbabies to scrap those. I realize I can't make up for those years of lost memories. I can however make sure I preserve the remainder of their childhood memories in the best possible way.
So, I don't scrap for recognition, or to get published, (although praise is nice). It doesn't matter to me if my layouts look "right", or if I'm following the latest trend. I am scrapping from the heart, for my family.
Now let's hear your reasons.
"The greatest treasures are those invisible to the eye but found by the heart." Author Unknown