Hello, and Merry Christmas! It's Jennifer Larson, sharing an idea for scrapbooking the holidays: letting go of traditions.
I love scrapbooking my heritage, those traditions that have been a part of my family for a while. This month, though, I was inspired to create a page about letting go of a tradition, specifically, the Elf. (I'm hoping everyone knows what I'm referring to!)
For a variety of reasons, primarily a hectic schedule and an early Advent after Thanksgiving, I couldn't do the Elf, or decorate for Christmas like I usually do. Stripping away those elements of the holiday made me focus on the tradition that WAS most important to me, so I made the following page to reflect on letting go of a tradition and a renewed focus on what is most meaningful:
I picked nontraditional colors for the layout, which seemed appropriate for a page about saying farewell to a tradition. I also kept the page free of most themed products--again, reflecting my story about stripping away the trimmings to find the most important tradition.
If you haven't scrapped your traditions, do so! Or scrap about traditions that are no longer a part of your holidays. Reminisce on the place they once had in your life and what you do now.
I wish everyone the best as the year winds down and the new year lies in wait for us all!