During this busy time of year, documenting your holidays likely centers around what is happening right at this very moment. After all, you want to record those memories while they are fresh in your mind! While most of my Christmas scrapping follows that pattern, every year I create at least one page about Christmas past. I love the nostalgia of remembering Christmases gone by. Here’s some prompts to get you started recording your own Christmas memories.
Prompt #1: Select Christmas photos from your childhood that spark forgotten memories
My bright red coat with a (fake) leopard collar was the very height of fashion when I was a little girl. I don’t remember the coat, but I clearly recall that puppet on my hand. I loved watching Beany and Cecil and I still love puppets!
Prompt #2: Journal childhood Christmas traditions
These aren’t the greatest photos, but they are all I have from my husband’s childhood Christmases. I combined them on this page and asked my husband about his family Christmas traditions. The journaling helps tell a more complete story and goes beyond what is seen in the pictures.
Prompt #3: Use memorabilia to tell your childhood Christmas story
While sorting through my great-grandmother’s old photos, I was fortunate enough to come across this Christmas card my parents sent out back in 1966. Mom had written a little note on the back, so I photocopied it to include on the layout. I treasure this page.
That concludes our first week of December Dailies! Please come back, we’ll be doing this all month. The fun has just begun!