Scrapbooking Milestone Events

by Debbie Hodge

Life events and milestones are things like losing a tooth, winning a golf tournament, moving to a new home, getting your first car, or becoming president of your garden club. We’re talking about those big things that happen for you and your loved ones that are not holidays on the calendar–events for which there aren’t necessarily “greeting cards” but definitely events you’ll want to record.

milestone event topics

Here’s a list to get you thinking about milestones you may want to get into your scrapbooks.


  • losing a tooth
  • going to school
  • driving
  • voting
  • falling in love
  • getting a job
  • think about the firsts that go with your own lifestyle and goals.


  • giving birth or adopting
  • moving into a new home
  • taking on a new job
  • getting a new car
  • welcoming a new pet

Progress & Accomplishments

  • kicking a bad habit
  • taking up a new study or pursuit
  • becoming active on a team or in a club
  • performances
  • graduation
  • promotion
  • retirement
  • religious ceremonies
  • milestone birthdays &

    The first time my youngest son competed in the pedal tractor pull, we just happened by it. The next year, though, the idea of winning a tractor-pull trophy was so appealing he trained ahead of time. But he didn’t win. It wasn’t until his 3rd year that his training paid off and he took first place in his weight class. This page celebrates this first personal victory in his life with lots a photos that are organized in a rough chronology of events.

don’t let lack or quality of photos stop you from scrapbooking milestones


While many milestone events call for the presence of a camera (graduations, new baby, welcoming a pet) others are likely to arrive unheralded and, perhaps, unphotographed. Quitting smoking, voting for the first time, and starting a new job are the kinds of occurrences that might go unphotographed. Don’t let them go unscrapped, though. Here are suggestions for getting them on the page.

  • Scrap the milestone with journaling only and use colors, papers, patterns and embellishments that support the subject.
  • Look for memorabilia, documents, or clip-art and graphics from the internet that could enhance the story. For example, your new business card or the company logo off the internet.
  • Trust that one poor photo with journaling that tells the heart of this story will make a page you’ll treasure
  • Use a photo of an item that represents your subject, for example the keys to your new apartment, the books you’re studying from, or the state office where you got your driver’s license.

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