Norwalk, CONN. (PRWEB) December 11, 2006
The holidays ... months of preparation for one or two glorious days only to have them come and go in what seems to be at the blink of an eye. Before one can process the events, family and friends have made their exits and what used to be the comforting hum of chatter and laughter throughout the house has been replaced by the average, everyday drone. Rather than allowing precious memories to simply slip away, holiday photographs and mementos can be easily assembled into a scrapbook - a perfect keepsake of the best of times. AP9 Passport to Fun, a discount membership program administered by Adaptive Marketing LLC, provides creative ideas for putting together all those holiday mementos into in a special scrapbook to be shared for years to come.
AP9 Passport to Fun notes that as with any special occasion, it seems the host or hostess of the event is busy making everything just perfect. Cooking, baking, cleaning and decorating lends little time for socializing with their guests. And before they know it, their children are packing up vehicles to head back to college, friends are putting on their coats and relatives are passing out good-bye hugs and kisses. And many are left feeling it was just not enough time - another year come and gone. AP9 PassportToFun suggests that scrapbooks not only allow people to reflect fondly upon the past, but they also make great gifts to be passed on for generations.
AP9 PassportToFun can save members up to 20% on a plethora of entertainment choices for bringing the family and friends together, including movies, dining, travel, and shopping. Benefits can be easily accessed by logging on to PassportToFun.com.
AP9 PassportToFun offers these creative solutions for putting together a scrapbook that captures all those holiday memories.
-- Keep a paper trail. Holiday cards, postcards and even gift card stickers are easy pieces to include in an album. Pick out the cards given by people who matter most and design a theme page around each person -- including the card, pictures and a personal note about why that person is special. Don't forget, if you have little ones, to create a page dedicated to "A Letter to Santa" or "A Letter from Santa."
-- Think beyond photos. Items such as holiday napkins or doilies, place cards, celebratory horns, party hats, confetti, children's drawings or coloring book pages or even recycled calendar pages can be mounted in a scrapbook with double-sided tape or acid-free glue. A collection of these can be applied as a fancy border or a colorful, interesting background for many of your pages.
-- Crop and trim. Local craft stores carry special scissors and cutting tools to trim photos. These tools can turn an ordinary picture into one that has rounded or fancy corners. Look for fun paper punches that create holiday-themed shapes like snowmen, holly, ornaments and even Christmas trees. Punching along a page makes a border and the punched-out shapes can be glued on other pages as accents.
-- Take one page at a time. Pouring through dozens of holiday photos can be overwhelming. Set realistic goals for designing a page or two at a time. Be selective with photos as only the best ones tell the most memorable stories. Less is more so consider using two to three pictures per page as other items described above will complement and fill each page.
A scrapbook is a great way to spend a night together as a family. Each family member can find their inner artist and contribute their own designs and written memories of holidays past. These scrapbook tips are presented by AP9 Passport to Fun.
About AP9 Passport to Fun
AP9 PassportToFun is a leading membership discount program offered by Adaptive Marketing LLC. Headquartered in Norwalk, Conn., Adaptive Marketing is a category leader in both membership and loyalty programs, bringing value direct to consumers through an array of benefits in healthcare, discounts, security, personal property and personals. Members may access their benefits at PassportToFun.com. With broad online and offline distribution capabilities, Adaptive Marketing offers its corporate client partners effective tools to enhance market presence, strengthen customer affinity and generate additional value through programs such as AP9 PassportToFun.