Christmas memories are some of our fondest, most heartwarming ones. To help you remember, listed below is a list of Christmas mementos and memories you’ll want to catch in your scrapbook album.
Lowering the Tree
For those who get their trees from a timberland, cutting down the tree is a preferred Christmas activity. Take photos of the tree before, throughout and after the cutting. Journal about who chose the tree, where you got the tree and what the weather condition was like that day.
Trimming the Tree
Whether your tree is artificial or real, cutting the tree is a special event. Take images of the tree in different phases of being decorated. Consist of individuals hanging their preferred ornaments, putting on the star or angel, and posing with the fully embellished and lit tree.
Deck the Halls
In addition to the tree, you probably have lots of other Christmas designs throughout your home. Take photos of the foyer, staircase, dining room or any other room you’ve improved for the vacations. If you have outside screens and lights, keep in mind to take images of them, too.
We all have our own Christmas traditions such as baking cookies, going caroling, or hosting the community celebration. Include your household’s cookie recipe or some of the words from a favorite Christmas carol.
Letters to Santa/Christmas Lists
If you have kids who compose Christmas lists and/or letters to Santa, make copies before mailing them so that they can be maintained in your scrapbook album. You, your children and your grandchildren will certainly delight in checking out those letters together one day.
‘T was the Night Before Christmas
Here are some ideas of what to take pictures of on Christmas Eve: the household dinner; a gathering of friends and family; everyone dressed in their “Sunday best” for Christmas Eve mass; stockings hung by the chimney with care; snack/drink/note left for Santa and his reindeer. Remember to conserve it for the scrapbook album if Santa leaves the note behind.
And it might not be simple to get certain shots if you have young children Christmas early morning can be quite disorderly. Some to pursue are: the kids boiling down the stairs and/or into the space with the tree; the tree prior to all the gifts go flying; the full stockings hanging by the fireplace; everyone with his/her favorite gift; the family breakfast.
Whether you’re traveling over the river and through the woods or hosting in your home, it’s difficult to obtain pictures of everyone you’re celebrating with. Try for an entire group image (if the group’s not too big) or simplify into smaller groups: the grandparents with the grandchildren; the grandparents with their own children; the men/boys; the women/girls; 3 or more generations; a photo of each family. Keep in mind to consist of everybody’s name in your journaling.
Christmas Card and Newsletter
Particularly if your Christmas card has a photo of your household or kids on it, be sure to put it in your scrapbook album. You might also wish to include any special cards you received– for example, a child’s very first Christmas card from Grandma and Grandpa. And if you write an annual newsletter to send out with your Christmas cards, put a copy of the newsletter in your scrapbook album also.
The holidays have the tendency to be a time for formal/professional portraits: household portraits, pictures of the kids, and the traditional picture with Santa. You can make a two-page spread of the letters along with the picture of the children on Santa’s lap if you saved your kids’s letters to Santa.
Keep this Christmas list of scrapbooking concepts convenient during the holiday, and you’ll make sure to catch those valuable Christmas memories. Merry Christmas and Happy Scrapping!
For those who get their trees from a tree farm, cutting down the tree is a preferred Christmas activity. In addition to the tree, you probably have lots of other Christmas decorations throughout the home. Particularly if your Christmas card has an image of your family or children on it, be sure to put it in your scrapbook album. And if you write an annual newsletter to send out with your Christmas cards, put a copy of the newsletter in your scrapbook album.
Keep this Christmas list of scrapbooking ideas useful throughout the vacation season, and you’ll be sure to capture those precious Christmas memories.