Scrapbooking Enjoys Elevated Status

(Syndicated News)—Crafts and hobbies seem to change a little bit with each generation. But one thing remains constant. People love to keep snapshots and memorabilia of their life experiences.

No longer are those items hidden away in boxes. Today people are putting such things to good use. Scrapbooking has quickly taken the country by storm and people are creating amazing displays of their memories.

According to the Craft & Hobby Association (CHA), scrapbooking was originally thought of as just a trend. Over the years it has gained steadily in popularity and now they report that it is one of the most popular craft activities in the country. There is even a day set aside to celebrate the hobby. This year National Scrapbooking Day falls on Saturday May 6.

An increasingly popular scrapbooking activity is attending
Scrapbooking Enjoys Elevated Status [Business News] festivals, like the one being held April 1-2, 2006 at Farmingdale State University in New York. From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on those two days, attendees of all ages and scrapbooking experience level will be able to celebrate the art of scrapbooking.

“We are very excited to host our first annual scrapbooking and stamping festival,” says Christine Cifelli, event director at Starfish Junction Productions. “This is going to be an event that scrapbooking enthusiasts and those interested in learning the craft don’t want to miss. We will have a variety of activity and information for scrapbookers of all skill levels.”

Festivals like this have become so popular because in one day people get a chance to see so many products, ideas, and preview all the latest trends in scrapbooking. There is no better way to try new products, learn new techniques and crop until you drop!

“The festival will have over 20 breakout sessions on different topics,” explains Cifelli. “Beginners will have a chance to see how it’s done and seasoned scrapbookers get a chance to see the latest trends and showcase their talent.”

Scheduled breakout sessions that participants can attend include those for Big Brothers Big Sisters, Red Hat Society Members, Girl Scouts, and young scrapbookers. Special themed sessions are also offered, such as those covering lighthouses, Easter, and creating a Mother’s Day album.

“This is going to be a fun and educational weekend,” says Cifelli, “all people need to do is grab their scissors, boxes of pictures that have been piling up, and get ready for a great time at the festival.”

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