A step-by-step guide to make your own donor legacy scrapbook
- First you may need to head down to your local craft store or two-dollar shop to collect a scrapbook and any other materials you may need (e.g. coloured paper, glue stick, scissors, stickers, alphabet stickers to make headings).
- Decide which photos you would like to use. If these are hard copy photos go to Step 3, if these are photos stored on your computer go to Step 4.
- If you do not own a photocopier, take your hardcopy photos to your local printing store (that is able to copy or print photographs) along with a USB. If you do not own a USB, you can buy one in these stores. Ask staff to photocopy your photos and upload them to your USB.
- Upload your chosen photos to a USB. This USB can then be taken into your local printing store (that is able to copy or print photographs). If you need assistance, ask staff within these stores to help you through the process.
- Once you have all of the materials you need it is time to get started. It may be helpful to watch some ‘how to scrapbook’ videos on YouTube to give you some inspiration. You may like to create a timeline of your life, starting from photos of your grandparents, parents, yourself when you were younger, or your family etc
- You could also include a letter to your donor conceived offspring on the final page. VARTA's 'Donor legacy questions' resource provides 50 question examples that may be useful. These questions may provide you with ideas for what you might like to include in the letter, or document throughout your scrapbook.