International Scrapbooking Industry Day
International Scrapbooking Industry Day is a holiday that’s observed annually on the 4th of March and it’s a day that celebrates the industry that has provided millions of people with the tools they needed to preserve their memories. For anyone who might not be familiar with the hobby of scrapbooking, it’s a method of presenting, arranging, and preserving personal and family history in the form of a box, card, or even a book.
This memorabilia can include printed media, artwork, and photographs that are arranged in albums. It’s a way for people to capture and hold onto the special moments in their family history or in their lives. And it’s so important that it gets two holidays. This holiday celebrates the industry and National Scrapbook Day — a holiday that celebrates the hobby itself.
The History Of International Scrapbooking Industry Day
Scrapbooking is a hobby that can be traced back to 16th century England. This is when “Friendship Albums” began to appear. People would collect memorabilia from trips and expeditions from friends and family members and collect them in books.
Most of the time these were illustrations or notes that were written by them. This continued on until the early 20th century when a new invention would revolutionize scrapbooking forever. That invention was the camera. During the 1900s, the camera allowed people, mainly college-age women, to use photographs in their Friendship Books.
People would also collect playbills from theatrical productions and tickets from special events as well. By the mid-20th century, a whole industry had begun to rise up around scrapbooking and this hobby would continue to gain popularity over the years.
According to the Hobby & Craft Association, the scrapbook industry is now a $2.5 billion industry that has continued its growth over the past couple of years and is projected to do so well into the future.
While we were able to uncover the history of scrapbooking through centuries, we, unfortunately, couldn’t do the same for this holiday. We simply couldn’t find out who invented this day, or when it was invented. We’ll continue to search for this day’s origin, but at this moment it doesn’t look like we’re going to find anything out about it.
Observing International Scrapbooking Industry Day
Although we believe this holiday was conceived as a day to be celebrated by the scrapbooking industry, that doesn’t mean everyone can’t celebrate it. People working in the industry can attend seminars and other special events, and people who enjoy this hobby can spend time working on their scrapbooks or spreading the love of their hobby with friends and family.
People can also spread the love of this hobby by using the hashtag #InternationalScrapbookingIndustryDay on social media.