Don't Forget the Decor!
During the Holidays you put a lot of effort into making everything look nice -- be sure to document the decor!
Take photographs of it all - the food displays, the lights you set up, and the handmade decorations! Not only will this enhance your pages, but you will appreciate remembering all the work that was done.
Since holidays come every year, you may want to add the date or year on your layout - it's easier to forget which year it was than you think!
Document the Expressions!
You may not be able to get every expression, but it's important to capture the emotions during the holidays.
Although we want family and friends to always be smiling - that doesn't aways happen (see center photo for example). But showing the real emotions shows a more authentic memory of the day-- whether it's your baby boy or yourself.
One day you will treasure those memories just as much as the 'picture perfect' smiles!
Just a Few Photos? No Problem!
Sometimes we are so busy we don't end up with a lot of photos.
There are two solutions for creating a page with less photos:
First, make space for journaling - if there's not much to show about your day, tell the story instead!
The second is to fill more of the layout with decorative elements. Tami created two borders with the Metaphor dies - which used up more space on the page. There are millions of ways to create art on your layouts with Mosaic Moments!
And it looks amazing!
Journal Your Holiday Memories
Tell the story behind your photos!
Many of our memories need more of an explanation and context. You may want to keep a holiday journal and then you will be able to add those memories later on your scrapbook layout when you create it. Here, Paije detailed all of her memories from her 2020 Thanksgiving.
Your memories can sometimes be the best part of your holiday scrapbooking pages!
This Layout Features: Cloves 12x12 Grid Paper from the Harvest Collection, Whimsy 3x3 &3x4 Die, and the Basic Die Bundle.
Place Your Photos in Sequence
Document a holiday with a sequence of photos!
Lauren placed these photos in a specific order - showing the process of choosing a tree and placing it in her home. They swirl around from left to right in a clockwise motion on her pinwheel pattern which makes your eyes follow along.
Bonus: Lauren added a hand written note about this experience. Your Children and Grandchildren will cherish your hand writing!
Photos with Bad Lighting Can Still Work!
Who has taken photos during the holidays with bad lighting? 🙋♀️
We are mostly indoors during the holidays, and the lighting isn't always the best. Don't look at these photos as a waste - they are still showing memories. In this case, we like to deck out our layouts with lots of color and more embellishments to make up for the lower quality photos.
Notice how Paije dressed up each Ginger Friends Die with a different "outfit"!