I thought today we’d do an informal survey that’s half for fun and half to see if there was any big trends in holiday gifts for scrapbookers (among Scrapbook Update’s readership, at least).
Use the comments to tell us what you got for a holiday gift (Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa or whatever you celebrate) that was scrapbook-related!
I’ll start out by telling you what I got. First, I got one of the KI Memories tin kits that I mentioned in the “Scraps of News” piece in mid-December. In fact, it’s the very same one that I mentioned I bought at Target the day after Thanksgiving. No, not a duplicate of that one – the actual one. My husband and I are at the stage of marriage where often we say “here honey, wrap this and put it under the tree for me this year.”
My other gift was something also mentioned in the “Scraps of News” article – a Canon Rebel XS! My mom decided to get me that for my gift, along with the 75-300 lens that Amazon was basically giving away with it at the time she ordered it.
Before I became a child-chasing point-and-shoot mamarazzi, I used to shoot a film SLR (Pentax K1000). I have a lot to learn making the transition to a digital SLR! But I really needed to make the transition for my work and am looking forward to it. I’ve already had the camera out shooting a couple of times in the local area and am slowly improving, at least on my landscape shots.
I’ve always felt there is a strong link between photography and scrapbooking, both for hobbyists and professionals. Scrapbook hobbyists are often people with a strong interest in photography, and scrapbook professionals need to take fabulous photos as part of their work (and some even use photography as an income source of its own). There is already a photography links page on Scrapbook Update, and I plan to share more photography content as I come across resources and information while trying to improve my own skills.
So…what scrapbook gifts did you get this holiday season?