Saturday 19 December 2009

Journal Your Christmas Part 2

As promised, here is the second part of my Christmas Journal which I am currently making on a daily basis. Here is Day 8 through to Day 14.

Day 8 - for this one I didn't use a prompt. I wanted to make a layout about the Christmas books that I have been reading, so I took a picture and made a list.
Day 9 - this layout is about a tradition we have in our family, where the girls each pick a new decoration for the Christmas tree each year. The girls both picked different snowflakes this year to go on the tree. I apologise for the quality of the photo, but if I try taking a picture without the flash, it is all shaky.

Day 10 - is a quick layout and is one about wrapping paper. The idea is to make the page look like a present using a sample of the wrapping paper you will be using this year. I also added a pocket as I like to keep pieces of wrapping from all the presents given. Can you see one of my endless lists pictured above my scrapbook. For the last two weeks, these lists have had 20 or so jobs on that need doing before Christmas. I swear I get OCD at Christmas!

Day 11 - I wanted to show a layout of the girls decorating the Christmas tree. My daughter in the right hand picture has the the Christmas tree skirt on, that should be around the bottom of the tree.
Day 12 - this layout is another one about a Christmas from my past. I wanted to show a picture of Christmas at my parent's old house, as they moved this year after 33 years in this house. So it will be an unusual Christmas for all of us, not going back home to mum and dad's house in Essex. We have already been told that the new residents have ripped out this brick fireplace which my parents had built when I was about ten. So sad!

Day 13 - this is about Christmas songs and I wanted to highlight some of the songs the girls have sung with the Choir over the last few days. I went with the school choir to visit an old people's nursing home and joined in with the Christmas singing. The girls also did a carol concert with the local adult choir and brass band. It was a lovely evening and made me feel very festive.

Day 14 - this one is about the type of gifts we buy at Christmas. I love nothing better than seeing all the gifts wrapped up under the tree and hate it when they are all open; I think the tree looks bare without gifts under it. This year we plan to take all day opening our gifts, so that it isn't all done in half an hour.
So that is the second part of my album. I will bring you the third part next week, after Christmas.


  1. Ooooh! It's looking FANTASTIC! I can't wait to see it in real life. You've got lots of detail in there - love it.

    I need to do a mega catch up this weekend. I'm so behind.

  2. What a lovely idea to make such a keepsake, crammed full of so many memories.
    I'm glad to read that I'm not the only one to keep pieces of wrapping paper - a habit, that for some reason, most people think odd.

  3. Vivienne, I love this idea of a Christmas journal. Enjoy making the memories as well as the journal : )

  4. Your scrapbook is stunning! I wish I had made some when our son was younger.

  5. That tree skirt really suits your daughter :D Shame to take it off.

    Loving how your journal is coming along.

  6. Beautiful work, Vivienne! Your girls are darling and you'll all cherish these memories in the years ahead.

  7. That is SUCH a wonderful album! I'm really jealous!

  8. I love your album! You're really making me want to start back journaling.

  9. This is amazing! You must put so much work into your album!

  10. I just found your blog by way of Nymeth's post (and I am anxious to see which 20 books you received for Christmas!)

    I love to scrapbook - although I haven't found the time to do it lately. This is a great idea and I will file it away for a future Christmas project.

    I look forward to following you in 2010.

  11. great scrapping! cool idea to let the girls pick an ornament each year :)


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