I know, I know….it isn’t even Thanksgiving yet and I’m already talking about Christmas!
I’m one of those that likes to truly savor and celebrate Thanksgiving before even thinking about Christmas, but this year Thanksgiving is so late thanks to Nov 1st being on a Friday. That, coupled with a birthday celebration and a vacation tucked in the weeks between Thanksgiving and Christmas, has me just a wee bit concerned about how I will accomplish a stress-free holiday.
I’ve been thinking a lot about how to document our December this year. Since the girls were little I’ve made countdown calendars. Some were socks clipped to a ribbon with a simple punched/stamped countdown number, some have been altered drawers elaborately embellished, and other just an envelope system. We’ve been so focused on our countdown to vacation that we haven’t even thought about our countdown to Christmas. There’s only 10 days between our return and Christmas Day. Mini countdown, maybe?
I’ve never really documented much of the countdown itself or even scrapbooked more than two of our Christmas photos. Something about Christmas gatherings and birthdays have me perplexed in the documenting department.
As you see above, one year, I did actually duplicate our advent countdown activities onto a layout using simple punched circles and scallop embellished text strips. As busy as it looks, it is still one of my absolute favorite layouts because of the memories it conjures up. I really do need to dig out photos from years past and get them on a layout.
Tell me about your own holiday crafting and memory documenting….I’d love to hear. I need the inspiration, desperately!