Hi and welcome back to "Documenting Your December" at write. click. scrapbook! Monday was all about organizing your Christmas stash and yesterday was all about planning ahead. Today I am going to talk a little bit about photographing your December. A December Daily is a wonderful treasure to create, but the glue that holds the whole album together is the photos you capture throughout the month!
Taking a photo a day for a month is relatively easy, but to get a nice complete album that encompasses the entire holiday it is good idea to set some time aside to plan a few activities/photo ideas before December rolls around. You definitely don't need to plan each and every day of the month but it is nice to have a game plan in place to get you motivated to see the project through til the end!
Here are a few of my personal favorite moments to document throughout the month.
Document the traditions you share with your family. Be it a silly little elf that visits, cookies you make together, or games that you play. Take the time to document those traditions that make this the most wonderful time of the year.
Something as simple as documenting the weather, adds to the overall feel of your album. We always dream of a white Christmas here, and when it happens it is something that gets photographed and goes in the album!
Christmas morning is the most wonderful time to take photos! The joy and excitement is easy to capture and makes for a fun photo collage for an album.
Of course, a December Daily is never complete without the yearly photo(s) with Santa.
A Holiday Photo Checklist is a great tool to use to help keep you on track for the enitre month. Rebecca Cooper has a great holiday photo checklist here that I have used for my December Daily albums in the past! Better Homes & Gardens Scrapbooks etc. also has a great checklist available for use! Download and print these checklists out to keep as a constant reminder to capture those memories!
There are so many magical moments we hope to capture when undertaking a project of this magnitude. My number 1 tip is to start off with a game plan, and always keep your camera nearby & on hand at all times. Capture what is happening and get it documented, the time you take to do that will make the album so much easier to put together :)