Last summer, I decided to scrap every single Christmas photo that I had in my printed picture stash. I had a stack of photos about six inches high, and I worked my way through all of them in a series I called "The Father Christmas Project". When I finished, I was entirely sick of scrapping Christmas pictures and I swore I would never get that far behind again.
I chose to turn to pocket scrapping to meet my Christmas aversion head on. I don't like scrapping Christmas photos, I'd rather scrap our everyday pictures. Echo Park came to my rescue with a Photo Freedom kit that allowed me to scrap every.single.picture from Christmas 2013. Don't believe me? Keep scrolling!
One: Our 2014 Christmas card and my wish list. (Santa is running late delivering my Silhouette because I wanted to sell my Cricut stuff first.)
Two: We went to my cousin's house for Christmas Eve and I had to cook the traditional gumbo. That's a HUGE deal because there has been a lot of great gumbo consumed over the years. Luckily, it turned out to be very delicious. Thank goodness.
Three: After we finished opening presents on Christmas morning, Brandon climbed up on Ronnie's lap and told him how much he appreciated his hard work. He's such a thoughtful kid.
Four: We had a very peaceful Christmas morning, and the kids were all thrilled with their presents.
Five: We went on our yearly trip to Koop Drive in Mandeville, Louisiana to see Santa. It was freezing! The kids only went on a few rides because they were shivering so hard.
Six: We decorated our Christmas tree late this year because of basketball practice and all of the different therapy appointments we attend. Sophie was also included on this spread with her Christmas gifts.
Seven: We made gingerbread houses when we celebrated Christmas with Ronnie's family. Jordan's ended up being more of a gingerbread condo. It had multiple floors.
Eight: My Mom and grandparents were spoiled rotten on Christmas Eve. Everyone tries really hard to get them great presents that they will love.
Nine: The girls performed in the Christmas choir at Church Of The King and some of our relatives came up to visit. We had them all pose together in front of the huge Christmas tree in the foyer to remember who came to see them sing.
Ten: I was so impressed with how poised and professional the kids were when they sang on stage. I worked really hard to get good photos of them singing. My favorite is the one I snapped from backstage when I volunteered. Seeing them on the big screen TV was so neat.
I am so happy with the way these pocket pages turned out. It only took me two days to scrap an entire Christmas. I think that's a new world record. At least it is for me!