Smash Books are essentially a low-tech version of Pinterest. They are a place to collect things that inspire you — photos, old greeting cards, ticket stubs, newspaper clippings, or drawings from your child. It’s a cross between an art journal and a traditional photo album.
What I like about the K&Company Smash Book is that all of the pages have pretty decorations on them, many of which act as a writing prompt. For example, one of the pages in the sample book I received is a “Top 10″ list and another is a “Things to Do” list for you to write down some of your goals.
For some reason, I expected the book to be a blank journal. I was pleasantly surprised by how attractive the whole thing is. I also liked that the book came with a glue stick/pen combination to make it easier to start filling it out. I had a great time adding photos and little notes from my son to my book and jotting down some of my favorite family memories.
The pages of each K&Company Smash Book vary according to the color you select. Some are kind of a funky vintage look, while others are much more contemporary. I’d recommend flipping through several books before buying one.
I definitely think this is something crafty tweens and teens would enjoy. In fact, I remember creating a book that was similar to this when I was in high school. A finished Smash Book would actually be a really wonderful keepsake to display at a teen’s high school graduation ceremony.
TheÂ Smash Book Stories blog has several pictures and inspirational project ideas if you want to learn more about the many different ways people are using these lovely books.
What do you think of K&Company’s Smash Books?
Disclaimer: A sample Smash Book was provided by the manufacturer for the purpose of preparing this review.
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