All of the albums/scrapbooks I make are meant to hold and show off your pictures. They are made from only acid and linguin free products and are strong enough to last a lifetime. Each page and tag has a heavy cardstock base covered completely with either cardstock or patterened papers. The cover is made from book board and is completely covered and embellished. The decorative elements are for fun and interest but may be covered with photos and journaling or items that you have collected and want to save and show. You may just want to slide your pictures in the pockets without the tags (use the tags on a gift). The inside front and back covers are perfect places to display those pictures too! When placing pictures in the album you may use white glue, double sided tape, photo corners, paperclips, hatpins, straight pins or anything that you can come up with. Just remember that to protect your pictures you need to use acid free / archival safe materials. If inserting news clippings, use archival safe spray to prevent deterioration of photos. Have fun and use your ideas to create a fun and safe place to display your treasures.