It’s my all-time favorite time of the year. The air is cooler, crisp and dry and I am already thinking of Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s.
The holiday season.
So much celebration to look forward to, all packed into just 2 month’s time.
I try to do an album every year that celebrates our Christmas traditions and memories but just don’t have the time to scrapbook everyday of a month and I also like 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.
Since it is a combination of many different holiday celebrations I 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 holidays.
My goal every year is to get all the items gathered and set the foundation (a sort of a “feel” for the album) 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….”. But 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.