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Capture December | Daily Scrapbook & Journaling Challenge

Oh boy, has 2020 been a year for the books!

If you’re anything like me, you’re probably happy with the prospect of what 2021 may bring. (I’m thinking positive thoughts!)

But, 2020 has been pretty much a dumpster fire. Right!?

That doesn’t mean we can’t make the most of the upcoming holiday season. Although it may look slightly different from what we are used to, I know I’m missing all the fun activities like Christmas concerts, community dinners, and even shopping at the mall like a normal human being.

Let’s make Christmas 2020 a memorable one. We can consciously choose to create a magical and memorable holiday season. And then of course because we are sentimental as duck* 😏. Let’s scrapbook it!

If you need a bit of help to capture the spirit of the holiday season, these prompts might be just what you need!

So how do you capture the memories of the busiest time of the year? Read on to find out!

A red cup of hot chocolate with marshmallows and gingerbread cookies sitting among a Christmas scene of greenery and ornaments.

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How To Create Daily

I know you’re probably thinking, “you are nuts!”

How in the heck am I going to do a scrapbook page

every day.

in.

DECEMBER ?!”

December is one of the busiest months of the year, and it might seem impossible to create a page every day, so here are some tips to make it easier for you.

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1. Keep Your Camera Handy

You never know when inspiration will strike, keep your camera in a readily available location and snap your picture or pictures for the day. And of course, we all have a handy cell phone camera so taking pictures should be a breeze.

2. Jot It Down

Have a notebook available to jot down the who, what, where, when and why and your thoughts, feelings, emotions and senses.

I can’t tell you how many times I’ve fooled myself into thinking I’ll remember something later. There aren’t many people that have a perfect memory, plus as time passes, your memories seem to fade and change.

Jot down your thoughts and ideas into a notebook or you can also type them into your phone.

But if you can, I recommend handwriting as it has been proven that when you physically write something, it imprints the memory much stronger into your mind. The physical act of writing does something magical in our brains when it comes to our ability to remember.

If you can get your photos taken and write down your memories in a notebook, then you won’t have to worry if you miss a day or two (or seven).

3. Invest In A Small Home Photo Printer

If you don’t already have one, these printers are so helpful when you want to complete projects without having to wait for photos to get developed.

My first choice for printing my photos at home is the Epson Picture Mate. It prints high-quality 4×6 & 5×7 photos (and smaller)

I also have a Canon Selphy CP1300 Wireless Compact Photo Printer. It prints up to a 4×6, but smaller sizes as well, like 2×3 and 3×4.

4. Create Pages In Advance

If you follow our daily prompts you can quite easily create several pages in advance.

Many people will dedicate some time in October and November before the busy season to get their album started, then simply pop in your pictures, jot down your journaling on the day.

Reasons To Participate

It may seem like it’s added extra stress that you really don’t need when you’re already up to your eyeballs with things to do. But being creative is such an amazing stress reliever.

It can really help you relax and take some of the load off of your shoulders.

In summary, it’s good for your health. No, really it is. Here’s a great article in Forbes all about the health benefits of being creative.

Plus, you’ll have a beautiful album to look back on and relive those special moments in time. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve said to myself, that I wish I had started this sooner, when my kids were those cute toddlers with chubby cheeks, or when my grandpa was still around.

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December Prompts

Without any further ado… here is the list of December prompts.

Use them as a photo challenge, journaling prompt and page inspiration. Please feel free to put them into any order that suits your life and family. Or even come up with your own idea.

Make sure to get your printable copy of this list by clicking HERE or filling out the form below.

1. December To-Do List

2. Winter Weather

3. All I want for Christmas is…

4. Baking & Treats

5. The Countdown

6. My People

7. My Favourite Christmas Smell

8. Night-Time

9. Christmas Tree

10. My Favourite Decorations

11. Shopping

12. Christmas Cards

13. The Stockings Were Hung

14. Wrapping Paper

15. My Christmas Outfit

16. Silver & Gold

17. All Is Calm

18. All Is Bright

19. Music of the Season

20. No Peeking

21. Christmas Jammies

22. What’s In My Cup

23. Favourite Food Of The Season

24. Christmas Eve Traditions

25. To All A Goodnight

26. Joy & Laughter

27. Tis’ the Season

28. Outside My Window

29. Dashing Thru The Snow

30. Blessings & Gratitude

31. A Toast to 2020

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