Monday, December 1, 2008

Holiday Happenings - Entry 1

I had such a wonderful time with the Daily Thanks challenge that I have created my own for December. It seems so special to track all of the daily events in our lives. I think when I look back on albums in 10 years that these will be the most memorable layouts. Remembering how Madison was obsessed with the salamander (named "Yellow Stripe) that they caught Thanksgiving weekend will seem more special than our posed family photos that don't translate our activities, loves, interests and happenings.
So for December I am going to do Holiday Happenings and take 31 photos of all of our little traditions, projects and events to celebrate Christmas. I have to admit I am like a kid in the candy store at this time of year and have so many hopes and desires of what I want to accomplish, but we will see how much gets done. So for day one, my photo is my "want" list of things to do for the month. Make sure to note this is NOT the "to-do" list of Christmas cards, shopping, mailing, wrapping but the WANT list of fun things to do with the family. I keep seeing all sorts of great ideas in magazines, blogs, stores that I think I want to do so I am going to try and keep all the ideas on one list with print-outs of photos or directions in a folder to keep organized (ha, ha - like that will happen!!!).
On a scrapping layout note: I am going to crop my holiday photos as 2x3 rectangles since my November layout will be 2x2 squares to keep it a bit different. I am hoping to give a little "tutorial" on my trick for printing the squares to get 6 squares onto one 4x6 photo to save on printing expenses and cropping by hand.


rachel said...

I love know I am "in" :)

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