Would you like to create a fun family tree for your scrapbook? A family tree is a great way to preserve your family memories. Your children will appreciate having a beautiful family tree as part of their scrapbook as they can see what their great grandparents and other ancestors looked like. Depending upon how extensive you would like to make the family tree, you may want to consider adding in some extra information about each ancestor like a short story that they are famous for. This will allow future generations to know more about one another and it can strengthen your bond and connection to your family.
When it comes to making a family tree for a scrapbook, you need to consider who the scrapbook is for. You need to make the scrapbook understandable for the intended recipient, which means you may need to make it a little easier to understand if it is for a child and you can make it a bit more complex if it is for your parents and other adults. Here are some fun layout ideas for your family tree:
Construct a story
Instead of trying to make your entire family tree fall onto one page, you should try an entire scrapbook or at least a section of that scrapbook into your family tree. Make the book into a story where each page has a different part of the family tree on it to talk about. Try to get a picture of each relative so you can paste their picture in the family tree book. It may also help you remember your loved ones a little bit better if you can also add a short story about each person that they are known for. Depending upon how detailed you would like to get, you may add some extra information about the hobbies and activities of that person.
As you create a story with your family tree, be sure to include dates and detailed information. For example, if you are only including information back two generations, begin with your birth date, your wedding date, and the birth of your child. This will tell the story to your child about their parents, how you met, when you married, and so on. It’s a fun way for your child to remember these stories later on in life after you have passed away.
Build a tree
A great way to create a family tree is to build an actual tree. Use some poster board to cut out the basic shape of the tree and then use different cut outs to stick to the poster board using glue or Velcro. Depending upon how large you would like your family tree to become, you can use leaves to represent individuals, just make sure you are able to position them strategically on the poster board so that they all flow together well. If possible try to include a picture to represent each person as this helps to add a little more character to your family tree and it will be easier to relate to your loved ones when you can see an actual picture of them. Of course this will become a large display in your home so it is important to take your time on it and do it correctly so it looks appropriate and nice. Even if you aren’t an artist, you can easily make your family tree stand out and look unique and creative with a few simple touches. Consider laminating the different leaves and things that you place on the family tree so they will remain durable and last for many years to come.
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