Scrapbooking book with images and glue, scissors, markers


Is Scrapbooking dead in this digital age? It doesn’t have to be. Plenty of stores like Michaels or Hobby Lobby still carry loads of scrapbooking supplies. A fun and cheap idea for a date would be to put together a scrapbook with pictures of you and your significant other together. Most of the time, the girls are the ones interested in this (Shocking? Nope.). Surprise her by showing interest in it as well.

You’ll need supplies; most likely an album and paper, and probably all those cutesy, sparkly stickers and embellishments. Oh yeah, and then there are the pictures. Go through your ten thousand-plus photos and pick a handful to scrapbook. And yeah, a crafty date might sound crazy to some, but trust me, the brownie points that will be won are well worth it. While you’re at it, make some brownies, too—remember that whole treats idea? If you need a great homemade brownies recipe you can find one on my cooking show.

So much time is spent browsing photos on Instagram, scrolling through Facebook feeds and posts, scrolling through twitter. Why not get together turn off those phones and use those also tools called hands and create something memorable. I assure you that time spent together reliving and creating new memories will be well worth it and just might wind up being one of your favorite date ideas.

What you need for this Scrapbooking creative date idea: 

Several images with a pen and scrapbook

An album, scissors, pictures, and anything to make it more interesting, like embellishments. And just in case you didn’t hear me the first time—don’t forget treats. A fun idea would be to drive together to your local scrapbooking store and pick out the different paper, stickers, glue, cutouts, etc., anything cool you want to use to create the scrapbook.  Do a search online to find a scrapbooking store near you or you can always find stuff at the big stores, Michaels, Walmart, Target, etc.

My commentary on this date: 

In the movie Bruce Almighty, Jennifer Aniston’s character tries in vain to get Jim Carrey’s character to scrapbook with her, and finally at the end of the movie he makes a scrapbook all by himself. He really should have just sucked it up and made the dang craft with her in the first place. A lost opportunity, but he made up for it with a surprise gift and won her heart in the end.

Remember, this date is a very inexpensive way to have fun and reminisce about the past, not to mention creating something that no doubt you both will treasure.

Watch this video I made about this scrapbooking date idea

Do you have experience with this creative date idea? Let me know in the comments how it went and if your date, spouse, significant other liked it. You can buy a copy of the book 101 Creative Dates: ideas, tips, and personal experiences from the life of a hopeless romantic here or visit the shop.

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