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Homemade Mother's Day Scrapbooking Ideas

Indonesian mom and son

Indonesian mom and son

Indonesian Mother's Day

Mother's Day in Indonesia (Mother's Day = Hari Ibu) is different from Mother's Day that is usually celebrated by people in Europe or USA and most of people in the world. Indonesian Mother's Day is at December 22. We have a fixed date for Mother's Day.

In the beginning, our Mother's Day is not to express love or gratitute for our mothers for their motherhood roles. Don't get me wrong, it's not that the motherhood roles are not important, but Indonesian people used to think that motherhood is a woman's nature.

Indonesian Mother's Day is originally to celebrate the spirit of Indonesian women as Mother of the Nation. Implies that women do not only have domestic and social roles, but women also have a political roles to educate and raise a good generation.

But nowadays, we begin to add more meanings to our Mother's Day and start to make celebration, surprise parties, give the mothers presents, and allowing mothers to have their day off from household chores.

Actually, not many Indonesian women are really have their day off, many of us are still working on that day. Also, there are many Indonesian women who never realize that it is Mother's Day. So, we still learn how to really appreciate mothers. Kindergartens and Sunday schools are starting to teach the children how to express their love to their moms.

One way to express our love is with scrapbooking like what the children used to do.

Indonesia Scrapbooking course with Ms. Ina

Indonesia Scrapbooking course with Ms. Ina

Scrapbooking in Indonesia

Scrapbooking is a new thing in my country, not like in US or Europe who are familiar with scrapbooking since early 1900. We just start learning and enjoying this art.

Scrapbooking is a very unique art, a do-it-yourself art, it's a medium for storing memories in our special life moments. It can be opened at any time, enjoyed with families and friends, and stimulating creativity. I'm not a crafty person myself, but I enjoy making one or two pieces of scrapbooking about special people in my life.

Scrapbooking shops in Indonesia

Most of scrapbooking shops in my country are in big cities like Jakarta and Bandung.


Pondok Indah Mall I
South Sky Walk
Lt.2 No. S214-215
Jakarta Selatan
021 759 20793

Paper Studios
Cibubur Junction


Paris Van Java Mall, Sukajadi Street, Bandung

Cascade, Banda Street Bandung.

The Best Mother's Day Gift I Ever Had

That little girl in red is my best mother's day gift in my live ^_^

That little girl in red is my best mother's day gift in my live ^_^

Enjoying Mother's Day Scrapbooking

I never realized this, but actually, since I was in primary school, I enjoyed sticking photos in my drawing books and add stickers, ribbons, etc. And scrapbooking is similar with it, only you have to arrange the theme, composition, and etc.

Scrapbooking about mother is really enjoyable. For one of the most important woman in our life, why don't we make several pieces of sweet memories for our mom.

First thing is photo, photo and photo, a lot of photos. Collect photos of our mom, as many as you can and start arranging story about it. What kind of story we'd like to develop about our mom, a loving and care mom, a though mom, a funny and smart mom, mom my best friend, mom as 24 hours doctor in our house and many more, just use the creativities we have.

Then, choose the layout and font. We have many free scrapbooking's layout from the internet and you can choose one that suitable.

About Mom Scrapbooking, created by Dewie

About Mom Scrapbooking, created by Dewie

We can choose our mom's favorite color and add her favorite images, for example, my mom is a dog lover, so my sisters and I always choose a dog-theme for everything we make or buy for our mom. And she never say no to the dog-theme.

Use double tape to avoid damage to your photos and use an 'acid-free' paper because it will be more durable and won't turn into yellow.

We can also add things around us like dried leaves, buttons, cute images from paper-wrapper, recycled materials, etc  Just be creative and green.

Avoid excessive use of accessories, for the main idea of the scrapbooking is your memories. So the photos are the 'main character' in it.

Happy Mother's Day and have a great time in scrapbooking.

Free Printable Scrapbooking Layouts


Lita C. Malicdem from Philippines on July 19, 2011:

Hmmm, why not? If my 2 daughters haven't any idea yet of how to make me live in posterity, I'll do the scrapbooking for myself. I have volumes of pictures in albums to select from. Maybe, I'll have it titled- "My Life Cycle"? It would be fun! Thank you! Beautiful, vote up!

Susan Hazelton from Northern New York on March 17, 2011:

What a wonderful idea as a gift to mother for Mother's Day. Great memories for the future.

Hello, hello, from London, UK on March 09, 2011:

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That is such a wonderful idea. Thank hyou.

heart4theword from hub on March 08, 2011:

What a lovely Mother's Day in Indonesia! Scrapbooking is so much fun, just making the time in a make it happen:) Great Share!

Elder DeBorrah K Ogans on March 08, 2011:

febriedethan, Lovely Hub with great suggestions! What a nice way to acknowledge mothers and preserve lasting memories! Thank you for sharing, Peace & Blessings!

febriedethan (author) from Indonesia on March 06, 2011:

Hi Pras, good to see u here, and I love your new profile's look :) Thank's for rated me up, have a great day!

prasetio30 from malang-indonesia on March 05, 2011:

I love this idea. This could be wonderful scrapbooking. Thanks for writing this. You have original idea. Mother is the best and she deserve it. .Rated up!


febriedethan (author) from Indonesia on March 05, 2011:

Hi Docmo, thank you. Though we used to commemorate Mother's Day at Dec 22, we can make a celebration at any time. Today, our Sunday school's children are singing for mom + dad. Showing their gratitude and love, they give flowers to the parents. It's cool.

@ Just Ask Susan, you're welcome. Have a great day!

@ Nan, yes, please feel free to do so :)

Susan Zutautas from Ontario, Canada on March 04, 2011:

It is always so nice to learn about other cultures and how they celebrate. Thanks so much for sharing this with us. I really enjoyed it.

Mohan Kumar from UK on March 04, 2011:

What a lovely idea to commemorate mothers. Thanks for sharing this slice of information on Indonesian mothers day. Really enjoyed reading it...

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