Dealing with Scrapbooking Naysayers (Q&A)

Jennifer Wilson

I’m your guide here at Simple Scrapper. Our community helps people find what fills you up and fits your life in memory keeping.

June 2, 2014

It’s Q&A month and I’m answering your biggest questions about life, business, and simple scrapbooking.

Q&A with Jennifer Wilson | Dealing with Scrapbooking Naysayers

What do you say to people who tell you that scrapbooking is a waste of time?

While I’ve never had this said to me, I would remind the individual that we are fortunate to be able to follow our interests and spend free time partaking in hobbies. Scrapbooking is no more a waste of time than building model cars or collecting dolls. While scrapbookers get a lot of personal enjoyment from the activity itself, the impact of memory keeping is in fact much broader.

Practicing creativity is important for the growth and stability of our economy, as is taking personal time for restorative activities. Memory keeping instills self-worth and appreciation for everyday life in our families, especially our children. Documentation also helps future generations learn from our experience and feel a sense of cross-generational connectedness.

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3 Comments

  1. Sherrie M.

    I’ve definitely heard this before as well as ‘wow, how do you find the time to do that type of thing’ (said in a very condescending tone). Like your comparison to other activities. Not sure what you mean by practicing creativity is important to the growth and stability of the economy….

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    • Jennifer Wilson

      My point about the economy was related to innovation. When we foster a culture of creativity, even through our own personal efforts, there is a ripple effect into our families, our children, and beyond. Clever thinking and big ideas are what keeps things chugging.

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  2. Kathleen Natale

    I tell ppl to “Scrap off” ! Lol

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