For my Mom's Birthday, instead of scrapping an album for her, I filled 4 large frames with photos.
My Mom's parents weren't wealthy. Not many photos are available of them. These ones of the 1940's & 1950's are some of the few mom had of her parents. I used the original photos, attaching them with clear photo corners. They were scanned though, so I can reprint them for vintage albums I'm planning.