Documenting the Same Holiday Traditions (Year after Year) with Jess Forster

When it comes to documenting December stories, I often stick to classic or traditional color schemes. Yes, I have mentioned once or twice that I love a red or green-themed holiday page. This year, I am creating two holiday albums; one 3″ x 8″ to scrapbook this December and a 4″ x 6″ album dedicated to capturing Christmases past. Here is how I created two pages of the same holiday tradition using the December 2019 Kit and add-ons for my 4″ x 6″ album of years past. Have a look:

Supplies | December 2019 Kit, Warm and Cozy Phrase Stickers, Christmas Shapes and Dots Puffy Stickers, Everyday Puffy Label Stickers

In this 4″ x 12″ double page layout, I documented the first year we included my daughter in decorating the Christmas tree. It was 2013 and I set up a camera on an tripod to capture us from afar. I resized this photo to 3″ x 4″ as it hides imperfections, but communicates the feeling of the season. 

Using the red and warm hues from the photos, I paired it with the red + white 4″ x 6″ journaling tag and 3″ x 4″ “’tis the season” journaling tag, both from the December 2019 Kit. I added texture and layers by adding a tag from the Document December 2019 Kit and a Christmas Shapes and Dots puffy star in a visual triangle with the photo and tags.

In the second 4″ x 12″ double page layout, I document the same tradition of decorating the Christmas tree with my daughter. However this time, we are in a different house and instead of decorating a fake tree, we are decorating a real one!

Using the green hues from the photos, I paired it with the green “Season of Wonder” title tag and 3″ x 4″ “so much fun” journaling tag, both found in the December 2019 Kit. I added texture and layers by cutting a 4″ x 6″ pocket page down to 3″ x 4″ and adding a phrase from the Warm and Cozy Phrase Stickers with Christmas Shapes and Dots black hearts in a visual triangle to all the cards. 


I hope this post has inspired you to document the same holiday traditions year after year! You never know how life will change and if you pictures look the same, consider switching things up in the colour of the products you choose!

Thanks for looking!

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