Scrapbook Ideas for a Long Distance Relationship

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Long-distance relationships present their own challenges. Communication while you are apart can be difficult. In addition, you can miss some of the special moments you and your loved one might otherwise share. By putting together some creative scrapbooking pages during your time apart, the designer can make a meaningful project that both she and her partner can enjoy for years to come.

Photographs of You

  • Now is the time to scrapbook those special pictures that you've had in a box for years. After all, since you are apart, your loved one would enjoy knowing more about you. Scrapbook random thoughts, such as what you're thinking at several times throughout the day. Document your daily schedule, 10 things you love at this moment or your favorite social media posts. Journal about events from pop culture and any personal meaning they held for you.

Letters

  • Scrapbook your thoughts in a letter. Write sentimental notes or include poems on your layouts. Whatever the case, complete several pages without photos, like you would an art journal. If your thoughts or letters are too personal to share, hide them in an envelope. Decorate the envelope by layering embellishments on top of it, using stamped images or covering it with patterned paper. One advantage of a scrapbook page without photos is that you don't need to worry about matching any colors. Let your creative juices really flow.

Events

  • A more traditional approach involves scrapbooking all the events your loved one misses while you're apart. You can dedicate one or two pages to each event. Even if you don't have pictures, record your memories of the event and include them on a page. Add journaling so you can fill him in on all the important information about the party, including who, what, where and when. Once you're reunited, you can sit down and review your scrapbook and all those fun times together.

Songs

  • Record a CD of your favorite songs. Adhere the CD to the inside cover of the album. Title the album, "The Music We Make." Devote a scrapbook layout of one or two pages to each song. Journal some or all of the lyrics of the songs. Take this opportunity to try new colors, styles or papers. Include the reason this song is so special. Add trivia or information about the artist or song, but keep the focus on your relationship.

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