This month, I asked the team to share their favourite December pages with me, whether they be Christmas, Hanukkah, winter (or summer for those in the Southern Hemisphere!) themed – I wanted to see what December meant to them! However you have been spending your December so far, I hope you enjoy these favourite layouts from the team!
“I made this page for one of Kate’s blog challenges before I joined her team. I love the way the template is stacked up in the shape of a tree. These photos are also very special as they are some of the last of us as a ‘three-some’ before we became a ‘four-some’ in early January when our little girl joined the family!”
“December is the beginning of summer for us and this means enjoying time in the rivers and nature that surround us!”
“I think it will be great fun to look back on what books we were reading later, so I decided to grab a photo of all 22 picture books we have out specific to Christmas. My goal is to have one for each day of December, but we currently only have 13. We borrowed several from the library already, and may grab just a few more over the next week or so to make up that goal. It will also be fun to see how many of our now-favorite characters will continue to be favorites in the coming years!”
“I love this one, partly because it’s a bit different than what I usually do, with a lot more papers and photos than my typical layout. I’ve noticed that when they see old birthday and Christmas LOs, my kids often say, “hey, that’s when we got…!” so I thought doing a LO just about what presents they got would be fun.”
“Ornaments and Memories.. decorating the tree, every ornament I place on the tree I have a specific memory that goes with it. It is a time I reflect on Christmas’ past and the love of my family, some that are no longer with us. This page really reflects that to me, and captures that feeling every time I look back at it!”
“My husband & I had been married for 5 1/2 years. I’m sure everyone had given up on us ever having children. Yet on Christmas Eve 1988, I had cross-stitched pins for each of my family members that said “Grandma-to-Be,” “Grandpa-to-Be,” “Aunt-to-Be” and “Uncle-to-Be,” and they were opened as Christmas gifts.
Knowing what they would find when they opened the gifts, it was easy to have the camera ready to capture their reactions when it all clicked together for them. This is still one of my most treasured pictures of my mother.”
“I love this layout mostly because I love this photo of me and my son and I love the memory we are commemorating here. I also think that the doodles in the element pack perfectly match the nutcracker theme, and I like how I arranged them so that they are a natural extension of the photo board. Everything came together very easily when I was making this, and I am proud of how it turned out!”