One Little Bird Jubliee
If there is one universal topic we all can scrap about, it has to be birthdays! Everyone has one every year so it’s something we all have in common. How we celebrate and document birthdays is very individual though, so I wanted to share some of my favorite ideas to inspire you to digi scrap the birthdays in your own life, as well as those of friends and family members.
Because we have so many birthdays around us, it’s easy to get burned out on scrapping the same old thing year after year. I find it helpful to remember that even though the subjects of birthday person, cake, presents, etc. are the same each year, there are aspects that change. For me, the best part of birthday pages is that I can compare how the person has grown and changed with each passing year. I love the visual representation of the passage of time!
Here’s my daughter’s 1st birthday:
This is my daughter’s 12th birthday:
Record how the birthday was celebrated. What type of cake was served? Was there a party and if so, did it have a theme? Take a picture of the birthday person to include on the page.
Layout by Trina link to credits
It’s ok to tell just one story about the birthday. I didn’t worry about documenting all the presents, or everything about my daughter’s 7th birthday, instead I focused on the party we had because it was the best memory of the occasion.
Grownups have birthdays too! You may not have a party or even do much to celebrate, but it’s still fun to document the passing of another year. For this page, I used photos of a cake I bought for myself for my birthday in 2008. I believe the birthday girl should not have to bake her own cake. I also through out all my family’s pickiness about coconut cake and bought something that I really wanted to eat. It was delicious!
Don’t limit yourself to birthday themed kits. I used a spring kit since my birthday is in March and I had a few random photos of different scenes from my fun day.
This page (found in our Flickr group) is a great way to show how a birthday is a great excuse for a day-in-the-life type of scrapbook page. Just take photos of the people and activities in your life on your birthday and you will have an easy and meaningful page to remember the day!
We have plenty of birthday related posts already here on The Daily Digi site:
- Inspired by birthday layouts
- Scrapping big events
- Un-Digi post about birthday cakes and cupcakes
- Birthday cards from digital scrapbook supplies
- Party it up – digital scrapbooking style
I never feel guilty for buying digi birthday supplies because I know that there are always a lot of birthday to scrap. Prepare to be enabled! Check out all the fun supplies to help you document those birthday memories – all images are linked:
Have fun scrapping all those birthdays!