Monday, November 21, 2011

Monday Musing: Holiday Happenings

I struggle with scrapping the holidays.  I think I am looking for the wrong associated with Christmas...instead of the feelings, and more importantly, the people behind them.

This year, I am going to try to capture that look a mom gives her child when such child experiences Christmas magic.  The giggle of cousins.  What the bottom of the tree looks like before and after.  I need to capture family photos of brothers and sisters, aunts and uncles. 

I would like to say I am going to do a December Daily, but I don't have the energy.  Maybe that would help me get in touch with all the memories of the season.  Things to think about...

This recent layout captured one of those cool moments.  You might not even understand it unless I put the story and words with it.  But I remember it clearly.  More so than the gifts that were given or the dinner we ate.  It was THE moment right after the kiddos heard something strange.  A distant bell and a commotion in the air.  That second they look at each other and a light goes up in their eye.  They run to the window and look.  At first, they can't see out because the fog that forms over the glass when the heat from inside meets the cold wind outside blocks their view.  They wipe and look, standing on their tiptoes.  And they see!

Santa is in their view!  Gosh, I love THE moment.  It brings me right back to my own chilhood. It makes me happy that I can give them THE moment in their childhood.

I used Teresa Collins Christmas Home for this layout!  I love her brads so much!  And all those little die-cut tags!  Fabulous!  Be sure to check out the design team blog for awesome inspiration!  This month is all about the holiday!

Help me get over my holiday blues!  What moments do you capture on film?  How do you decide which to scrap on a layout...or is a mini in order? 

Any advice is appreciated...


  1. I know what you mean. My December Daily albums tend to be more like play by plays instead of stories of us. This year, I've signed up for Shimelle's Journal Your Christmas. Since Mickey's incident, I really want this year to be recorded meaningfully.

  2. It not much looking like a Christmas card, improve it by bright colors and neat layout.
    Gifts to pakistan

  3. You totally got that moment! The one in your layouts is perfectly preserved! Love it!


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