National Scrapbook Day

National Scrapbook Day is a holiday observed on the first Saturday in May. Scrapbooking is an activity that people engage in worldwide for various reasons. Some use scrapbooks to preserve family history, while others use them to keep photographs, newspaper clippings, or other memorabilia.

This holiday provides an excuse for those already scrapbooking to spend the day immersed in their scrapbooks. It also offers a great reason for those unfamiliar with scrapbooking to get started.

The History of National Scrapbook Day

National Scrapbook Day was created in 1994 by Creative Memories Scrapbooking Supplies. As the company name suggests, they sell scrapbook supplies. We’re unsure why they chose the first Saturday in May for this holiday.

Interesting Facts About Scrapbooks & Scrapbooking

Would you like to learn more about scrapbooks and scrapbooking? If so, we have compiled a few facts for your entertainment. These facts were gathered during our research, and we hope you find them as interesting as we do. Let’s take a quick look at the facts we found before discussing how to observe this holiday.

Scrapbooking Used to Be Only for the Educated

Although scrapbooking is now an activity for everyone, it wasn’t always so. During the Renaissance, European nobles kept what they called “commonplace books.”

The printing press had been around for some time, and with the abundance of printed material, nobles used their commonplace books to organize the influx of information. This practice eventually evolved into people scrapbooking their personal memories.

Bibles Were Used as Early Scrapbooks

Once Bibles began to be mass-produced instead of copied by hand, people started using them to record their family histories. These early Bibles had several blank pages that could be used to write down family genealogies.

Later, some companies printing Bibles modified those blank pages to include printed sections for writing down the names of parents and grandparents, as well as information on marriages.

Observing National Scrapbook Day

Whether a person has been scrapbooking for a while or is new to the hobby, National Scrapbook Day is an opportunity to start a new project or work on an existing one.

It’s also a good day to look up creative scrapbook ideas on the Internet. While observing this holiday, be sure to spread the word about it online using the hashtag #NationalScrapbookDay and enjoy all your scrapbooking activities for the day.

When is it?
This year (2024)
May 4 Saturday
Next year (2025)
May 3 Saturday
Last year (2023)
May 6 Saturday
Hobby & Creativity