Two years ago I participated in Ali's December Daily project but found it overwhelming and never finished. December is a crazy time to try to scrapbook. But then I saw on Joanna's blog the idea of a holiday album. It comes out at Thanksgiving, gets put away with Christmas and documents the season.
I had an album purchased on impulse at the thrift store and a pile of papers from this season so today, after packing up the ornaments, I decided to go for it.
I started by writing off the top of my head about this season. I filled up three pages and immediately realized I missed several things. I decided not to worry about it.
Then I pulled out papers collected. I think it's a little bit odd to have a scrapbook philosophy but it turns out that for this book I have one. I decided not to include any photos other than a few from my new Instax. I want this book to be about the little treasures of the season that don't have a natural home: the choir performance program, the Nutcracker ticket stub, the gift purchase receipt, the party rsvp list etc etc. So I just started pasting and taping stuff into the book and called it good. No embellishments, just a few notes and all the stuff. Really not fancy at all but I'm cool with it.
Then I put some glitter on the cover.
The Christmas boxes are packed and I just need to get them to the garage. I think I'll put this in my "open first" Christmas box so we can look at it during next December (and hopefully remember to save bits and pieces to add to it). I'm hoping it will become a fun tradition.