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Journaling Prompt Ideas

Need some ideas for journaling? This article is going to be several lists of ideas in the form of journaling prompts. To find out the basics about journaling prompts and how to use them to create a page, layout or even an entire album, please see [URL=http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art5726.asp] .

First, let’s set some of the topics that people may scrapbook about. And then, look at some of the prompt ideas for each topic.

Travel
Favorite City (State, Country, etc.)
Maps
Rest Stops
Restaurants
Our vehicle – car, limo, RV, plane, train, horse or whatever vehicle used on the trip
Songs
What we do in the vehicle/Car

Family
Brothers - Sisters
Mother - Father
Family Tree
Family Outing or Trip
Traditions
Birthdays

Holidays
Traditions
New Years – Valentine’s Day – May Day – Halloween and so on.
Special Meals
Guests – Make a list of those who attended
Seasons
Months – Do a layout for each month of the year
Calendars – Year in Review

Children
1st Birthday, other special birthdays
School – Pre-school, Kindergarten, Elementary, High School, College
Grandparents
Family Trips
Pregnancy

Pets
Dogs
Cats
Names
Non-traditional pets
Playtime
_____ Pet in the World (ex. Cutest, Craziest, etc.)

Favorites – these are limitless!
Food
Place to Hangout
Color
Flower
Vehicle
Sport

Book of Me
Favorites
My Life at ____ (Age)
Goals
Faith
Husband/Boyfriend(s)
Friends
Events (Dinner, Concerts, Plays, etc.)
School
Jobs

Baby Shower
Gifts
Food
Decorations
Guests – Create a List or take a photo of each guest
Games
Mom-to-be – What she wore, Details of the pregnancy

Wedding
Bride – Groom
Bridal Party
Toasts
Ring bearer – Flower Girl
Flowers – Food - Music
Vows
Service Program
Pre-Wedding Celebrations – Engagement Party, Bridal Shower(s), Bachelor/Bachelorette Parties, Rehearsal, Rehearsal Dinner

Faith/Religion
Baptism
Wedding
Confirmation/1st Communion
Faith Moments
Prayer
Grace
Children at Church – Special services, VBS, Sunday School

Off the Beaten Path – these are some of the non-traditional ideas for scrapbooks or layouts.
Music – Favorite Songs
Food - Recipes
Sports – One specific sport that someone participates in

This is just a starting point. Any thought or topic could become a prompt.

Want to know how to do this? Any scrapbooker can do it. Just take a quiet moment. Think about what will be scrapbooked. If it is an event, think about all the details. Each separate detail has the potential for being a journal prompt (or a layout or even an album of its own.) Remember, as they say, each photo tells a story. This is the point to get those photos talking!

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