Your baby is all grown up and now it is time for him to graduate. The time flies, but you can capture a few of those precious memories in a scrapbook. Coordinate the scrapbook with his favorite colors, school colors or mascot. However you decide to frame the memories in a scrapbook, keep in mind his personal style when designing the pages and layout.
Dedicate a page to the graduate's college selection process. Include admission essays, SAT or ACT scores and acceptance letters. Use high school colors for the pages leading up to the decision. Then, change the colors of the pages and embellishments to the college colors. Include information about the chosen school, such as the mascot and the year it was founded. Present the scrapbook after the high school graduation or before he leaves to start college.
Collect pictures from your child's friends and family from during the high school years. Include spring break trips, formals and sporting events. Arrange the scrapbook by year, ending with a senior portrait. Don't forget to include firsts such as first car, first school formal and first school play. The scrapbook should include any other milestones in and outside of school, such as jobs and family vacations. If you do not have pictures of your child at some of the places, you can include programs, postcards or tickets, instead.
Ask family members, friends, teachers, coaches and other influential people to write a letter to the graduate. Do not read the letters. Glue each one to its own page in the envelope, being careful not to glue the letter to the page. Include a photo of the person with your child, if possible. Consider asking each person to decorate his own page for the scrapbook as well as writing a letter.
A school-themed scrapbook can hold a record of all the awards and certificates your child received, and all the organizations that your child participated in during high school. Create pockets to hold medals instead of gluing them down to a page. Take pictures of trophies and plaques that cannot be a part of the scrapbook. The scrapbook can be a personal hall of fame of all of his accomplishments to celebrate his graduation.
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