The issue that traditional scrapbooking is slowly being replaced by digital scrapbooking with the aid of hobby websites is no longer new to hobbyists. However, this seems to be a premature assumption considering the fact that many households still engage in this practice. The culture, in fact, remains healthy.
Traditional scrapbooking still appeals to many devoted hobbyists. They enjoy the smell of glue, the feel of paper in their hands, as well as the snipping sound of scissors. Besides, buying supplies no longer means dropping by the nearest craft store. While their methods may be decidedly “old school”, enthusiasts can now buy their papers, ribbons, and other embellishments through online scrapbook stores.
If they happen to buy too many supplies from their favorite online scrapbooking stores, they can always share their extras with fellow scrapbooking enthusiasts. Indeed, the sense of camaraderie that sharing fosters is one thing that digital scrapbooking cannot replicate. Furthermore, while scrapbooks can be expensive projects, the sharing of supplies makes the cost that much more affordable.
Aside from this, each scrapbook is a custom-made gift and many feel they are more valuable given the amount of time and effort that went into making them. Other scrapbookers also complain that people spend too much time in front of their computer screens already, and traditional scrapbooking will be a welcome respite for both the eyes and the soul.