International Scrapbooking Industry Day Date in the current year: March 4, 2024

International Scrapbooking Industry Day International Scrapbooking Industry Day is observed annually on March 4. It was created to celebrate the amazing hobby that is scrapbooking and to give a shout-out to all manufacturers of scrapbooking materials and tools.

Scrapbooking is a popular hobby that involves preserving memorabilia (photos, artwork, love notes, quotes, poems, postcards, ticket stubs, postal stamps, playbills, envelopes, etc.) in the form of an album. These albums are often decorated and may contain written captions or journal entries. Today, scrapbooking also includes the creation of cards from the same materials used for albums.

Scrapbooking as we know it today began to emerge in the UK in the 19th century, but its popularity dwindled throughout the 20th century. The person credited with reviving scrapbooking in the 1980s and turning it from an outdated hobby into a thriving industry focused specifically on the manufacture and sale of scrapbooking supplies is Marielen W. Christensen from Utah, United States.

Scrapbooking has become so popular since its revival because there is much more to it than just preserving memories. It offers a great creative outlet and allows to create unique gifts for your loved ones. Another great thing about this hobby is that scrapbooking can be as solitary or social as you desire: you can create scrapbooks in solitude as a way to decompress and recharge, or you can join the massive scrapbooking community and participate in scrapbooking meetings (called “crops”), workshops, conventions, and other events.

Like most crafty hobbies, scrapbooking requires a few essential supplies to get started. The most important one is, of course, the scrapbooking album itself. Other supplies that scrapbookers typically use are page protectors, cardstock, patterned paper, stickers, scissors, paper trimmers, rulers, hole punches, paper punches, scrapbooking stamps and ink, acid-free adhesives, scrapbook tape, pens and pencils, and various embellishments (ribbons, lace, faux or dried flowers, beads, sequins, rhinestones, cogs and gears, etc).

Even though we’ve entered the digital age, scrapbooking remains a very popular hobby: there are over 25 million scrapbookers in the United States alone, so scrapbooking supplies are in high demand. There are thousands of businesses that produce various scrapbooking materials and tools, and they even have their own holiday! The origins of International Scrapbooking Industry Day are unclear, but there is no doubt that stationery manufacturers who ensure that scrapbooking enthusiasts can buy all the supplies they need deserve to be celebrated.

If you’ve been thinking about picking up scrapbooking, this is the day to finally do it. If scrapbooking already is one of your hobbies, you can celebrate the holiday by browsing through your scrapbooks, starting a new scrapbook, making scrapbook cards for your friends, splurging on new scrapbooking supplies, convincing a friend to try scrapbooking, joining a scrapbook club, and spreading the word about the holiday on social media with the hashtag #InternationalScrapbookingIndustryDay.

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