I don’t know what it is about this time of year, but it just makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside. Perhaps it’s the excitement the holiday season brings to me as a whole – the fellowship with loved ones, the aroma of fresh baked rolls and treats, and the annual pulling out my favorite sweaters to wear now that the weather’s turned so chilly. One thing’s for sure, this is definitely one of my favorite times of the year. Whatever your plans for this holiday season, be sure to capture those memories and to scrapbook about them. That way you will be able to enjoy them for years to come!
Here are several ideas to help you capture your holiday memories.
Scrapbook about what you’re thankful for. Mou Saha‘s sweet daughter created a “thankful tree” in class and placed everything she’s grateful for on colorful leaves. Mou included the artwork on her layout. You could also include notes of gratitude from family members after the big dinner, or use a paper place mat a child’s created as your background on a layout.
Another great way to capture holiday memories is to include favorite family traditions on your scrapbook pages. Earlier this week, we featured Cindy Tobey‘s “Thanksgiving Bingo” layout. Every Thanksgiving her family plays Bingo, complete with small prizes. Consider scrapbooking your family’s traditions for future generations to enjoy.
Even if your family doesn’t do the traditional turkey dinner, there are plenty of things to capture this season. Record places you’ve visited or the everyday moments you do around your home. Jennifer McGuire created this adorable page about her son exploring all that the splendor November offers outside. Notice how she accented her page with crinkly leaves to enhance the feeling of crunchy fall leaves. To get this look, punch or hand-cut patterned paper. Moisten the paper using a spray bottle and crumple the patterned paper. For a distressed look, just add ink. Once the leaves are dry, simply add them to your layout.
No matter where you are this holiday season, be sure to capture all the things that you and your loved ones enjoy doing or seeing. And above all else, enjoy your time together!
Joannie McBride, associate editor