Saturday, 27 November 2010

Christmas traditions mini album

This week on the 'Get Ready for Christmas' after school course that I'm teaching......we looked at Christmas traditions.......and encouraged the parents and children to start making their own 'Christmas traditions' mini album..........that they could then add to throughout December.
Mine was made a few years ago.......as shown by how tatty it's getting!! I didn't scrapbook when my kids were little.......so sadly there are photos I just don't have.......and wish I did.......like opening advent calendars.

face painting
christmas parties....and a Santa aversion!!
decorating the tree......and making gingerbread
gran's Christmas Eve party........and opening presents
dressing up as Santa.......and piling onto mum and dad's bed [far too early!]
silly hats.......and present opening
Hopefully.....the families on the course will end up with a lovely little book.....that they can bring out each December to look at together.
If you've missed the 'pass the book' post.....it's the one before this......open til Monday.

21 comments:

Deb said...

Oh Jacky, I love this mini-book! I have been wanting to do something similar - in fact I've started on several that never got finished. Yours is adorable and something that will be treasured for years to come. xo

Karen said...

This is delightful! Like you I started scrapbooking too late. Sevral years ago I started a large Christmas album with a two-page spread for each Christmas with some of the photos I have. This made me think of it. When we get home I think I'll try to get it finished. Thanks for the inspiration.

Kathyk said...

Looks like your kids had a great childhood too Jacky - how lucky are they? Fab album

Kathyk

Jane said...

what a lovely little book and a great idea, think I will make one if that's ok? x

Carolyn Phillips said...

Oh that brings back so many memories from when I was a child, as well as from my own children's childhood. I must get some of them recorded. I forsee lots of writing coming up!

furrypig said...

Your book is so cute! What great memories you have there. Wish I was at your class it sounds fab, bet the kids and adults love it xxx

Sian said...

Your album is wonderful Jacky - a perfect scrapbooking example with so much to look at on every page. I'd love to be part of your class too.

Lauren Hatwell said...

What a lovely project Jackie. I do love that tree. Lx

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Rachel B said...

Fab little book Jacky, it's so nice to look back through christmassy piccys :)

Scrappi Sandi said...

That is a gorgeous little book & I love the photo's you do have...especially the face painting one!! I'm sure your families will be thrilled with their own books to treasure!

Maria Ontiveros said...

What a treasure Jacky! Thanks for sharing.
Rinda

Amy said...

I might scrapbook with young children but I still seem to manage to miss decent photos on Christmas day - oh well! I think you have done a marvellous job in capturing the spirit of your traditions in this mini!

clare said...

this is just brilliant! x

Kristel said...

Woww this looks fanatstic Jacky!! Gorgeous!
Hugs Kristel

pinky said...

This is just gorgeous, a real keepsake which the kids will be fighting over some day lol.
Pinky

SarahLP said...

How lovely to be able to get kids and parents scrapbooking together! This is a lovely little book and I'm sure they are enjoying creating their own ones too.

Kim Piggott said...

Oh what utterly gorgeous creations Jacky!
hugs
kim x

Gez said...

Very beautiful. What a wonderful keepsake. :)

Giselle said...

I love your Christmassy mini book, it's so stacked full of all the memories & traditions you want to keep :) I particularly like your little button Christmas tree!

Kristin said...

This book is so inspiring, thanks for sharing it. I found you through a common blog friend, I hope to visit more. I am interested in your pass the book and Christmas memory every Sunday. Have a great day!