Creating a book for your significant other has got to be one of the best romantic gestures and an incredible way to document your relationship, preserving the pure essence of joy. It also enables you to express and connect with your favorite memories together. Making it an amazing personalized gift you’re your significant other on their special day.
You can choose to write a book for you and your significant other in form of a scrapbook that is a documentation of your relationship. Here are the steps that will help you make a book for your textbook;
- Preparing your materials
It is important that you choose the right material out of the plethora of scrapbooks. You can think of all the elements that are going to do justice to your relationship and utilize them for the scrapbook. But for that you might be required to hustle a bit and look for that exact piece of material that clicks to you.
For example, if you are planning to write stories or letters for your partner then you might even consider lined paper which will help you format your hand written expression in an aesthetically appealing manner. Apart from that, you can add decorative elements on there such as frames and stickers.
The best place to reach out to is going to be a craft store or even a hobby story that has the best selection of scrapbooks.
- Pick a theme
Now, when it comes to crafting things; it is important the creator has a theme in mind that can be followed throughout their creation, setting up a mood or a vibe for the viewer to ground themselves onto. Similarly, themes that present your relationship in the best manner can vary from shared hobbies to interests. Basically anything that you two bond over, it can even be your favorite color.
You are going to utilize that theme and help your scrapbook in revolving around that theme. This is going to add a personalized aspect to the scrapbook, making it something that is only yours and your partners.
- Adding your best memories
Now might be the best time to recall all the perfect moments you two have had together. Ones that have built your relationship and helped you move ahead, hand in hand. It can be anything, your first date, to your first kiss, the first time you both did something you liked together, an event, an adventure or a lovely gesture that you two love.
As long as the event is important for the two of you, it is going to do wonders by being added into the scrapbook. Not only will it pique emotions but add immense value to your gift. To make it even more organized what you can do is note down all the memories that you can think of and then flow through them in an organized order.
- Compiling your memories
Go through the materials that you might have kept from these significant moments that you two spent together over the course of your relationship. It can be a letter that your partner sent you, a wrapper, a card, tickets or pictures. But you must make sure that you gather and print all of those that you wish to include in your scrapbook.
The memorabilia is going to be a massive source for the materials that you use on your scrapbook. However, make sure that you organize them in an order and paste them correctly and neatly.
- Adding decorative elements
This is where you add the additional sparkly stuff that complements the theme apart from materials that have a direct link and connection to your relationship. This can include plenty of different elements such as stickers, pasties, markers, colors and paints anything that can add the booming aspect onto your scrapbook.
Cut outs are specifically advised for scrapbooks. They can range from heart shaped cutouts to flowers and even letters. All you need is an adhesive that is going to stick them to your scrapbook. Another element that you can use is jewels, buttons and actual flowers. And if you want to make it seem completely personalized then you can make the material by hand and stick it to the scrapbook.
- Compiling it all
This is the stage where you have all the things ready for compilation and it’s the ending details that need your nurturance. The first thing you do is decorate the cover page of your scrapbook along with names, dates and places that are special to you. You add the text based content directly onto the scrapbook that is relevant to your theme.
Once that is done, create an elaborate opening page that sets up the mood. But make sure to not over do this, as this can easily turn into something that is too overwhelming at the very beginning. You would rather build your partners emotion gradually and present your love for them.
After that, you compile the section for special memories at the third part of the scrapbook. Where you have attached tickets, pictures and letters; basically elements that represent your relationship. This will not only enhance the theme of the scrapbook but put an emphasis on your dynamics as well. And if you have something that you wish to tell your partner, this might be the ideal spot to express that.
Last but not least, you add the date page where every important date has been mentioned there with a picture that leads your partner down the beautiful memory lane which has been shared between the two of you.
Why should you section your scrapbook?
You would want to write a book you want to read and your partner would want to read even when the two of you have gotten older. And having sections on your scrapbook is going to help you feel that specific emotion that is based on the theme of the book. It will build that emotion till you feel the intense joy and love that has been expressed through that book.
How lengthy should your scrapbook be?
Scrapbooks should be moderately lengthy but not too lengthy either. You want to express your gratitude and love for your partner and not distract them with overwhelming and extra details. You would rather stick to the point and keep it short. Something that conveys and vibes with them.