Sunday, June 08, 2008

Scrapbooking stats! Amazing figures!

I was interested to find out the following facts and figures regarding our Industry... because that is what it has become... a huge industry. Here is a link to some information gathered from surveys run a few years ago now, but the industry is still expanding so the figures are probably more mind boggling now!

These are stats for the United States... has there been a proper survey for the UK, I wonder?

Scrapbook Inspirations magazine ran one last year, but only within scrapbooking itself, ie, it's readers, so there are no figures for how many households in the UK may scrapbook, for instance.

Still this article gives you an idea...

Scrapbooking Industry Statistics Reveal a Growing Phenomenon
Did you know that Mark Twain was an avid scrapbooker? Although scrapbooking has been around for centuries, the hobby continues to grow in popularity. Some people attribute the increased interest in scrapbooking to a renewed passion for genealogy, while others say it’s a natural outlet for people who are interested in photography and graphic design to express their creativity. The widespread available of digital cameras may also play a part in promoting scrapbooking, since Americans now take more than 30 billion photos per year.

For evidence of the increased interest in scrapbooking, consider the following facts. ... MORE>

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