This year circumstances in the income department, are not really much better. In fact with the economic downturn things are worse. However, I refuse to let a small bank account ruin my Christmas and more importantly my children's Christmas. In the end our memories are about the small things, not the big gifts.
When I was young, my parents could generally afford to give us really nice gifts but that is not what I remember. The memories that stand out the most are the year my Mom and Dad made me a barbie house themselves. I remember the huge family dinners we had at each of my Grandparents place. Another favourite was watching the holiday specials on TV.
My commitment this year is to connect with those small special things that make Christmas so magical. Not just on Christmas Day but all those days leading up to it. Cool no!
And as an avid scrapper I can't let these moments simply slip into oblivion, I want to document them and enjoy that process as well. Many scrapbookers have been involved in a Dec Daily the last few years and some tackle it on their own and others tackle the process with the support of a class. When I decided I wanted to do this I was surprised by the number of classes there are, but I have narrowed it down to two. The first is Shimelle Laine's class Journal your Christmas and the second is Jessica Sprague's class Stories in hand. There are many wonderful classes and I encourage you to shop around.
I was so excited about my decision that I created a Christmas Layout. (Eeeeckkkk did I admit that out loud!) Okay the picture is actually from last holiday season. I know there has been lots of buzz about these classes....is anyone else doing a project like this?
Credits: PP-Holly Joly Mini Kit by Jen Alysson at 2peasinabucket, Swirl Brush- Flourish Borders by MaryAnn Wise at 2peasinabucket, Ornament embellishment by Carina Gardner at 2peasinabucket. The quote is from the Holiday Movie "Elf"