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Keeping Christmas Memories

Keeping Christmas memories for future holidays. Creating a journal, photo album and a holiday with suggestions for pictures and memorabilia to include.

Christmas Journal

Create a Christmas journal by covering a notebook with batting and Christmas fabric. Decorate with a ribbon and a bow. Use special Holiday printer stationery or create your own. Each year include the following.

  • Christmas calendar: The calendar you wrote special dates on.
  • Special quests
  • Gifts received
  • Gifts given
  • Christmas Eve activities
  • Christmas Day activities
  • Holiday Menus
  • Christmas newsletter
  • Letters to Santa
  • Holiday travel
  • Special cards
  • Christmas card list
  • Holiday entertaining
  • Family Traditions
  • Special memories

View photos and videos

Make a tradition of viewing all family photos and videos during the Holiday season. It’s fun to see how everyone has changed and stirs warm memories.

Photo album

Cover a photo album with batting and Christmas fabric. Decorate with ribbon and bows. Leave out on the table for everyone to view. Photos you may want to include:

  • Family picture
  • Decorating Christmas tree
  • Cookie baking
  • Gingerbread house making
  • Gift opening
  • Picture of the gifts
  • Kids with Santa
  • Family traditions e.g. Christmas eve pajamas or kids enacting nativity
  • Church and school programs
  • Parties
  • Caroling
  • Decorating the house
  • Parades

Holiday Recipe Book

Purchase small photo album that holds 4″ x 6″ photos. Decorate the cover. Fuse a small square of holiday print to the top corner of each 4″ x 6″ recipe card or rubber stamp a Holiday design and color with color pencils. Store your special Holiday recipes in the album-e.g. Sweet Potato casserole, Christmas Ham, candies and cookies.

Do you have anything else you do to save your Christmas memories? Please tell us about it in the comments.

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