Scrapbook albums are often decorated and frequently contain extensive journaling.
Scrapbooking is a hobby commonly practiced in many parts of the world.
These albums were often created as souvenirs of European tours and would contain local memorabilia including coats of arms or works of art commissioned by local artisans.
Starting in 1570, it became fashionable to incorporate colored plates depicting popular scenes such as Venetian costumes or Carnival scenes.
The challenge when buying anything but especially and anniversary gift for your parents is the fear of rejection.
Somehow most of us spend our whole lives trying to live up to what we believe our parents expect of us.
I completed the box with some buttons from her sewing box.