Credits: Jennifer Fox Memory Keeper
When my first child was born in 1993, I (Katie) ordered a printed page of the historical events on the day he was born. This also includes trends of the times, popular books and tv shows and current news stories. I think I found the company through an ad in a parenting magazine and if I remember correctly, I paid $14.95 for this little treasure that includes interesting tidbits of history and pop culture. It was a great way to add some journaling that has been fun to read and review over the years. I’ve now scanned it and turned this into a digital layout.
Layout by Katie. Papers by Katie the Scrapbook Lady. Background template by Scrapping with Liz.
When my next child was born in 1996, I didn’t remember to purchase such a keepsake. I’ve always felt bad that my daughter didn’t have one of these prints for her own scrapbook. Of course all of this was well before the time that Google and Wikipedia entered my life, but now that I have access to so much technology and information, I can’t make my own version. I love the internet!
I didn’t feel like I needed to include all the same information as the original print I purchased for my son, but I focused on giving an overall picture of what happened on her birthday in history. I also did some research to help me remember the popular movies, books, trends, and news stories of the year she was born. I used some of my favorite online resources to gather the facts:
- This Day in History at history.com
- This Day in History at infoplease.com
- This Day in History at factmonster.com
- On This Day on NY Times learning blog
- On This Day
- Those Were the Days
- The People History
- Pop Culture Index
- Look up individual date on Wikipedia.org
- Do a Google search using the words “this day in history” with the date you want to look up like “this day in history April 28”
- Search for topics like “most popular tv shows in 1996” or “Top movies of 1996” to find pop culture information for the year you were looking for.
- Astrological signs
Here’s what I created:
Layout by Katie. Flergs Sweetness Kit & Scatters. Background template by Scrapping with Liz.
I had so much fun researching the facts for this layout! Not only is this a fun idea for a baby’s scrapbook, but I love the idea of including these types of facts for any year. Wouldn’t these be great details to add to a year in review page? I think I found another new way to digiscrap!