Friday, October 31, 2014

31 Days to a Peaceful Holiday Season: Memory Keeping

Welcome back to Almond Place! I am so excited for you to be joining me on this very last post of Write 31 Days. What a fun month it has been! You can find all of the links to my posts in this series HERE

I'd like to take some time to share how I plan to document our holiday season and hopefully give you some ideas if you're not sure where to start!

Many of you are familiar with Ali Edwards' December Daily.  I completed this album Project Life style last year and I fully plan to continue that this year. I'm currently gathering my supplies for my new album that I will begin setting up in the next couple of weeks. 

If you're not familiar with it, basically you document a piece of each day for the month of December. I opted for a slightly longer time frame to include some of our most treasured family traditions. I usually included 1 or 2 pictures along with a journaling card...nothing fancy or complicated. My little Epson photo printer helps me get this done easily every other day. 

I will continue to document our time with regular and frequent photo taking. I most often use my phone for this now. I am thinking I will use my dSlr a little more over the holidays because I love getting a little more creative and advanced in documenting than what I feel like I can get off my phone.  That being said, if you have an iPhone, practice and have fun!! These phone cameras can blow me away and I love the saying "the best camera is the one you have with you!" I always always always have my phone :-)

I will use the Project Life App to help me document on the go and I will upload to Persnickety Prints when I've got a few ready. 

Here is a sample of some of the cards from the Seasonal Kit in the app.

So just what exactly am I planning to document? Well, all of the big obvious things of course like Christmas morning, ZooLights, thanksgiving and Christmas dinners, etc...but I'm hoping to capture detail, emotion and the true character of our means the kids eyes when they see the presents under the tree, the reflection of the Christmas tree lights on their faces, details pics of the food we eat, of our precious ornaments, of the many little details around us. It's easy to remember the big stuff, but the tiny details? Those are a little trickier :-)

Whatever you decide to do, I hope that you are able to soak up some of those amazing moments and get them documented for you and your family!

I'm going to take a quick week off from blogging to turn some focus back onto my little family. We have Grandma visiting this week and it's a busy week at work.  See you back here in a week!!

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