When I got married, my friends gave me a scrapbooking shower. Everyone came bearing old pictures, each person made a page and I got to keep it all! I loved it!! Not only was it the sweetest gift ever, I just KNEW I was going to be a scrapbooker. And this was even before all the take-a-small-loan-out embellishments and papers were available.
I did scrap our honeymoon beautifully. I half-scrapped a ski trip we went on a year later. And then…nothing. Oh, I bought scrapbooking supplies. I have paper. I have scissors. I have stickers. But nothing even resembling a finished scrapbook page. I just can’t do it. You need time. You need space. And you need stuff. I apparently have none of those.
So, I have come up with the most BRILLIANT solution of all times. (OK, maybe not the MOST brilliant. But it totally works for me!) I started a Christmas scrapbook. And…are you ready for this…
I ONLY SCRAP ONE PAGE PER YEAR.
My aunt gave me a Christmas scrapbook a few years ago and it stayed empty up until last year. I gathered a few pictures from every Christmas since we’ve been married. I put a few pictures on, our Christmas card (if we did it) and wrote a few notes on where we were and what we did that year. THAT’S IT!
Now I take it out at Christmas and we can look back at our Christmases past. Here’s a few pages so you see what I mean. You’ll also be able to see the evolution of my hair. From long to much much cuter…
Here’s our 2nd Christmas. You can see some Christmas cards sticking out from behind the red paper.
And our first Christmas in Orlando. Notice my SANDALS and CAPRIS. *sigh*
And one of the few 2 page spreads…notice the cute hair…
I love this! It’s the best way to scrapbook because I only buy Christmas scrapbooking stuff. Christmas can basically be told in one or two pictures, we have a Christmas card to tell the details of the rest of the year PLUS, it’s a fun book to take out every Christmas. It’s my new favorite tradition. Of course, since I only started this last year, I’m only on 2005 but I’ll get it done this year. I promise hope!