Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Christmas Mini

I don't know about you, but I have quite a difficult time scrapping Christmas photos. I have an embarrassing little amount of holiday layouts in my albums. It's not that I don't have the pictures...quite the opposite in fact - I have an overwhelming amount actually. Unfortunately most of those photos are of pretty poor quality. From composition to color, they are just not user-friendly. However, Christmas is such a special time of year, it does need to be documented. I was beginning to feel guilty of my lack of holiday cheer in my scrapbooks, so I finally decided to do something about it. My solution...a Christmas mini-book. My mini is based on how my kids celebrated Christmas last year and some of the traditions that we hold dear to our heart as a family. I chose papers and embellishments from the Love Elsie 'Noel' line. I wanted something that was busy, bright, and fun...just like my children at Christmas. Here is the cover and a few of the pages within the album.


I still have some finishing touches to do, but the album is well on it's way and so is my guilt. If I never scrap another Christmas photo again, which I'm sure won't happen, at least my kids have a glimpse of what Christmas was like when they were little. If you have any holiday albums completed, I'd love to see them - post in the SSZ gallery if you have a chance. I have plans to do another Christmas mini based on special ornaments in the family and you may just spark an idea or two for me!!

6 comments:

Jess said...

I totally agree about the pics not being user-friendly! I make sure to do one Christmas layout each year and put it in my Christmas only album! I love the mini-book idea and yours is lovely! Thanks for sharing Laura!

Nonie said...

Beautiful mini album! I always have trouble thinking of ideas for mini albums, this is perfect!!

Virginia said...

That's gorgeous Laura! Thanks for sharing your album! Like you, my photos are just so so and I don't do alot of Christmas layouts but I also don't want my family to forget our precious times! Thanks for the fab idea!

Tanya said...

Did one of these last year with the "believe" bo bunny album. I really like how it turned out and it was so nice to get the memories recorded. Love your album!

Jen said...

Laura, this is the perfect solution! Like you I have always struggled with holiday photos, I may just have to take a page from you book and make one of these minis! TFS your gorgeous creation!

Cari said...

Oh yes Laura!! I completely agree! I too have troubles doing Christmasy layouts.
That's why I've made several mini albums over the past couple of years and I love putting them out during the season. The kids love looking through them too!

Great post!!