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The Fun Extras - Set Nine

186. iNSD & DSD (international Scrapbooking Day and Digital Scrapbooking Day)

iNSD (interNational Scrapbooking Day)

National Scrapbook Day began in 1994 by Creative Memories and is celebrated on the first Saturday each May.  When digital scrapbooking started in the early 2000's (ie, 2003), the holiday was celebrated, but scrappers realized digital scrapbooking was a global community and the "i" for "international" was added to include all scrappers around the world.

To celebrate this day, you will find challenges, sales, freebies, and chats galore.

DSD (Digital Scrapbooking Day) History

I wrote the below history on 10/28/10.

Susan White started DSD (also known as iNDSD) in 2007. The first day was Saturday, November 3, 2007.

I still prefer to just call it DSD. The reason that people add the "international" is because the NSD (National Scrapbooking Day) in the Spring was first created as a United States day before the rise in digital scrapbooking. When digital scrapbookers began joining in on the day, they found a need to make it global and call it iNSD (international Digital Scrapbooking Day). Therefore, many people confuse the two days and try to insert an "in" before "DSD."

Susan first announced DSD on July 18, 2007, but the location of the post was kept secret.

Susan contacted me to help get the word out about the new day and we both launched blog posts on August 16, 2010. (Her post) (my post now removed when blog closed in 2017) I was honored to have been a part of digital scrapbooking history running a "blog tailgate party" for DSD. Many designers came forward to give out prizes. Each day for 27 days we drew a number from a bowl and announced a winner. It was remarkable to watch the forums discussions regarding DSD around the digiworld take off in full force following my post.

I understand that Angie Pederson also helped behind the scenes to get this day started. I was honored to meet Angie in St. Louis in March of 2009 .

DSD 2010

To follow DSD in 2010, join the Facebook Group.
Digital Scrapbooking Day will be held Saturday, November 6, 2010.

As I move this blog post writing to my website page in October 2017, I note that DSD will be October 7, 2017, but that some stores began celebrating it a week early, always wanting to get a jump on the marketing attention.


DSD 2016

I saw this on a Facebook page, "After much discussion and cooperation between shops throughout the digital scrapbooking community, Digital Scrapbook Day has officially been moved to the first weekend in October!"

So they have moved it up an entire month.  It makes me sad a little bit that something that has been standard since 2007 has been changed.  I wonder why? Are they trying to get it away from the holidays?  I can only guess.


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