Christmas Annual Scrapbook

Last week, my mom came to stay with us for a couple of days.  While she was here, we worked on our family scrapbook.  It's something that I started last year (started the 1st page) and never finished.

It's basically a scrapbook documenting each of our Christmas'.  Each year has 4 pictures: our Christmas day family picture, me and Boston decorating the tree, our annual Christmas card that we mail out to all of our family and friends, and Boston's santa picture.  

I've dedicated this one scrapbook to these certain pictures in order to be able to look back at our Christmas that year.  Mainly to see how much Boston has changed from Christmas to Christmas.  :-)

Last year, I found this red scrapbook from Hobby Lobby for 50% off making it a little over 5 buckaroo's after taxes, so I snatched it up.  It was cheap, red and big enough for what I wanted to use it for.  
My mom is an insane scrap-booker.  She attends day long classes once a month on Saturday's and has enough scrap booking trinkets/stamps/paper/cutters to fill an entire room!  Insane.  She brought maybe 5% of what she actually has to help me with making my pages.
We had a huge organized mess on my craft/poker table.  It was a little overwhelming because I had no idea how to make a page.  She has tons of idea books that I sifted through, but I didn't really know where to start.  I never knew how slow and methodical scrap booking can be!  And I had FOUR pages to complete.  Eeekkk!
The first page I completed was our 2010 Christmas with our Christmas card that we mailed.  It was Boston's first Christmas and it was our 1st Christmas as a family of 3.  This was a very special year for us.  :)
My second page for our 2010 Christmas.  It has our family picture, mine and B's decorating picture and Boston's santa picture (which makes me laugh every time I see it).
His little chubby face cracks me up!
Here's my 3rd page - for the year 2011.  It was decorated with the colors that were on our family Christmas card that year.  Pink, blue, green and white.  Not really Christmas colors but I loved it when I saw it on TinyPrints.com.

This page has the santa picture (which cracks me up, too) and our family Christmas card.
This Santa picture is definitely a total opposite from the year before.  Ha.
My final page, was the 2nd part to our 2011 Christmas.  It has our family Christmas day picture and mine and B's decorating the tree picture.  I love this page because of it's simplicity and colors.  You can tell I was "over" the whole scrap booking thing by the time I got to this page.  The simpler the better was my motto.  Ha.
Here's each year with each year's pages put into the album.
You would never know that these took me around 5-6 hours to make!  Scrap booking is no joke.  And definitely not my cup of tea.  I'll stick to only doing 2 pages a year for our Christmas album.  That's enough scrap booking for me for a year.  I'll leave the rest for my mom to do.  She's the pro!  

Thank you, mom, for the help and supplies!  Until next year.....


The Smiths said...

Love your pages!! I love to scrapbook but haven't devoted any time to it in over a year. :-( Now with a baby, its even harder to devote time to it. Those photo books at shutterfly are looking better and better. Ha!

Holly said...

I was just going to leave you a comment to check out Amy Smith's blog. She has great scrapbooking ideas. :)

And I love the idea of just a Christmas book. The photo of Boston on Santas lap made me giggle. He is precious. :)

Lil Mama Stuart said...

Scrapbooking is SO time consuming! Drove me nuts to get the perfect papers, embellishments, placements, etc!!

Alycia (Crowley Party) said...

I love the idea of doing an annual Christmas Scrapbook. You could really apply it to any season, Love it. Love you rblog.

Laurie @ Rookiewife520.blogspot.com said...

Oh my gosh, I am SO behind on my scrapbooking it's ridiculous! You are inspiring me to get started again! Just came across your blog and thought I'd leave some comment love. new follower! xoxo

Life's a shoe said...

fabulous scrapbook!

Olivia said...

This is such a great idea!! I've never thought to make a scrapbook for a series of one holiday only!! This will be so great for your son to look back on :)

New follower, found through the wiegands :)

THE COOK'S said...

Thanks all of you!!! :))

I agree - scrap booking is for VERY time consuming! More time than this momma has to devote to scrap booking! Ha. 2 pages a year is enough for me.

I suggest you all make one, too! Hehe. And if you do, I'd LOVE to see them!!!

Oh and thanks for becoming new followers!!!


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