It's my all-time favorite time of the year. The air is cooler, crisp and dry. The leaves are vibrant yellows and deep reds, blanketing the streets and walkways with their cirspy crunch underfoot and I am already thinking of Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's.
The holiday season.
So much celebration to look forward to, all packed just 2 months time.
I try to do an album every year that celebrates our Christmas traditions and memories. I love Ali Edward's December DailyTM concept but just don't have the time to scrapbook everyday in a month and this year I also wanted to incorporate the entire holiday season. From Thanksgiving to New Years. As little or as much as we are able to decorate and celebrate. They are each a part of the 43 day marathon of family, faith, food and fun. And I have to admit it, in our family, the food is a huge part of the holidays.
So what are your reasons that you celebrate the holiday season?
Since it is a combination of many different holiday celebrations I am going to keep the embellishments more simple and the theme more general and focus on the photos and story. I want to document our traditions, memories and stories from the holiday season.
I have gathered some fun, inspiring items to help document this time of the year....My goal is to get all the items gathered and the foundation (a sort of roadmap for the album) completed before the holidays so I can just print my photos, add my journaling and it is done, but as the saying goes, "The best laid plans....". So at least I know when the temperature starts to dip and I see pumpkins at every doorstep I know it is time to start planning for that album so I can document those moments I want to remember forever and not add to my holiday hustle and bustle.
So whatever your reasons for the Holiday Season are make sure you document them. Afterall, it's your story to tell.