Preserving Memories: Holiday Scrapbooks, Homemade Cards and Gifts for Scrapbook Lovers
12/1/2003
Creative ways to save and share your family history.

During the holidays, long-standing traditions link today's families with their heritage. Personalize your holiday-themed scrapbook pages by using family customs to inspire your choice of embellishments, motifs and page titles. Ask relatives about favorite traditions, or research your ethnic background to uncover ideas like these:

• If you have German ancestors, consider a Christmas-tree motif. Germans began the Christmas-tree tradition in the 16th century.