I have had my Journal Your Christmas mini album on a card table in my craft room since before Christmas and it really has sat this month waiting on the last three days to be documented.
I ran into a scrapbooking dilemma this year with my documenting Christmas. I documented our daily lives chronologically with Project Life and followed the prompts with Journal your Christmas in a mini album. The dilemma you ask? Well for example this page, day 18 is about what we served for Christmas dinner which actually happen on Day 25.
Now I know Shimelle’s intent was not for me to stress and document out of “order”. It’s whole purpose is to and take time with your notebook, pen and thoughts and spend time writing about my Christmas past and present. And the prompts are not necessary meant to be used on that particular day. What I like about the Journal Your Christmas is it inspires me to take quiet time to reflect, remember and stop the madness and take in the season and everything I love about it. BUT I found myself holding off on writing, waiting for the moment to happen and this is not what I want to take from this class.
Then I have my kids who love looking at the mini albums that reflect our Christmas bound up into one fun festive book. We keep them in a small cedar chest I use for a coffee table and when I open it up…every time they want to look at the Christmas scrapbooks. I kept a December Daily for two years before I stated JYC. I want to have make these for them.
So next year I’m going to take a different approach, not sure yet what… will need to brainstorm for a solution. I like the idea of an have envelopes to my scrapbook, where maybe I can slip my journaling in with each prompt no matter when it happens in the month. Or maybe using time to write in my personal journal daily.
I did take the approach to use Christmas Cards I have gathered for over 10 years! Yes I cannot bring myself to throw them away, but cut and use the pictures YES I can do that.