If you have a teenager at home, particularly of the female variety, chances are you find many selfies on your phone. I will admit that sometimes I roll my eyes a bit when I see another string of my daughter's selfies and then I remind myself to just stop. She is learning to express herself and love herself and those are important attributes. I try to remember what I was like at 15 but the world was just too different for me to relate anymore! Sigh. I guess I have become "that" mom. That was when I decided to come up with the 3 Reasons to Scrap the Selfie.
So how do selfies fit into our digital scrapbooking? Is there a point in scrapping them? Absolutely and let me tell you why.
- Validate your teens and maybe yourself for the beauty! Selfie's are a close up view of each of us and it is often a lense we see ourselves through and then offer to share with the world. A selfie suspends the over critical thinker in each of us and just shares.
- Today will never come again. There are lots of important events to scrap such as birthdays and Christmas and Vacations. But a selfie allows you to capture today. This moment. Just as it is.
- They are part of the story. They are just as much a part of the story as scrapping your child's favorite toy or what they looked like on the first day of school. In a way, you get to see a side of them you may not get when you're the one holding the camera.
Here are just a few of the selfies I found on my phone of my 15 year old daughter.
Watch the following video as I scrap these into a layout:
And here is my final product: