I mentioned a few posts ago that I have a detailed system for organizing my pictures at home. Being the techies that we are at my house, we have a file server which holds all of our shared files, like documents, Quicken data and pictures. Lots and lots of pictures! The end of the year is always a busy time for me. I create gifts with my pictures!
I create calendars for my office at work. Well, make that TWO offices because I worked at two locations this year. I make hanging calendars.
I make desk calendars.
I make calendars to keep me organized, and give as Christmas gifts.
I make Christmas cards of course
I also make a December Daily book. The concept is to have a memory of each day in December. This has been such a great thing. I started making these books 10 years ago. I was really involved with digital scrapbooking back then, when I seemed to have more time on my hands. Even though little kids keep Moms busy, they also go to bed at 7pm which leaves Mom much more time than my teenagers who stay up to 9:30 every night!!
The most fun about my December Daily book for me is picking out which scrapbooking kit will be using. Just like getting all of those new supplies at the start of a school year, a new digital scrapbooking kit holds great promise!! For 2017 I’ll be using this kit, “Dear Santa”. I just love the color scheme and elements!
Some highly organized people actually create these books as December happens. Me? I’m more like a January finisher. I’m too busy making all of those calendars! But I do make sure I’m taking lots of pictures all through the month to use later.
I will sheepishly admit – I did not finish my books from the last 3 years!! Shame shame shame. And it has not gone unnoticed! My kids get the books out each year when we decorate the house and they asked where the books were. “I’m working on it!”
Oh, one other thing that I spend a great deal of time on each December is making a book for each of the kids of our “big trip” from the year. Since my kids don’t make paper photo albums like I used to, I like for them to have a souvenir of the vacation we took. One for each of them, so they won’t fight over them when I die. Yep, that’s a happy thought!! I do stick with 85% of the photos the same for each book, but swap out some personalized pictures for each of their versions.
I have one move VERY big digital scrapbooking project that I am working on, but that deserves a post of it’s own. I’ll share that with you soon!
Thanks for stopping by, I love to hear from you!
How about you?……
Q: Have you been busy making any gifts this holiday season?
Q: Do you make photo books? Which company do you like the best?
I have have good luck with Shutterfly, but I also use ArtsCow and have used other companies in the past.
Q: Any other scrapbookers out there? Paper or digital??