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Picking a Title for Each Layout

In some ways, picking a title for your heritage layout is a little easier. After all, you can always use dates and names as the title of your scrapbook pages. However, picking a creative title can add a lot more to your scrapbooking page! It is just as acceptable, of course, to choose something like, “1880” for the title, or “Ethington Family”. But, part of scrapbooking is getting creative, and hopefully this post will help give you some ideas for titles you might use on your scrapbooking layouts.

First, choosing a creative title will give it a more personal touch. For example, let’s say you are scrapbooking a page about your grandmother, and you were planning on just using her name for the title of the page. Instead, why not use something like, “My Nana” or whatever name you use for your grandmother. Using titles like this will give a more personal feel to your scrapbook layouts.

Another part of choosing a creative title is to have fun with it. Try thinking about some of these fun titles and see how you can use them on your scrapbook layouts:

“We are F-A-M-I-L-Y”

“Bound by Love”

“All Because Two People Fell in Love…”

“Remembering When”

“Once Upon a Lifetime”

“Finding my Roots”

“The Most Treasured Heirlooms are the Memories”

“Life in Black and White”

These are just a few of the hundreds of titles you could come up with that are a little more creative! If you are scrapbooking a certain era, try using at title like, “The Roaring Twenties” instead of just putting the year, 1925. Or, think of a similarly clever title that goes along with that time period or decade.

Try choosing titles that focus on love, or family since that what heritage scrapbooking is all about. I love the title, “All because two people fell in love” for a page about your grandparents. You could take this theme and scrapbook all about how your grandparents affected your life, and how grateful you are that they fell in love!

For pages where you do not have a lot of information, you can always choose a more generic title like, “Snaps from the past” where you have a random assortment of old photos with not a lot of information. This will give the page a little more character when you have little to go on.

Picking a title for each page is one of my favorite parts of scrapbooking! The layout pictured here is one that would be perfect for a heritage album. The title is, “Growing our Family, Year by Year”. I generally start on the page without having chosen a title ahead of time, and think about the possible titles while I’m scrapbooking. This helps to give me time to really get my creativity going. And choosing a title for each page of your heritage scrapbook will just make your pages feel more personal to you and the person viewing them!

Meredith Ethington is the author of this blog. To learn more about Meredith, and her history with Scrapbooking and Genealogy, go here.

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