Tuesday, December 2, 2014

December Scrapping Ideas #1

December is a crazy month for so many of us. There's so much to do and so many places to go. Photos are key to keeping those memories we've made during our craziest busy moments. A photo checklist can be super handy! It also gives you ideas of what moments to capture forever. 

Our list is going to take a few days. Instead of giving you 25+ ideas at one time, we're going to give you 10-12 each day so you have time to think about what you'd really like to cherish and what moments you will have to opportunity to photograph this month.

  1. Choosing the tree or setting the tree up. This depends on if you go out to the woods and cut down your tree, purchase a tree at a farmstand, or take your tree out of your attic or basement and stand it up. 
  2. Decorating the tree. Don't forget to take photos of putting the lights on the tree and sorting them out if you don't have a pre-lit tree. Many giggles can be had while sorting the lights out.
  3. Visiting Santa. A trip to the mall, local American Legion, Bass Pro Shop, parade, wherever you see Santa. Don't forget to take one of Santa by himself without your children.
  4. Reindeer. Now this one may be a bit tricky, but they don't have to be real live reindeer. The light up ones in someone's front yard work perfectly as well.
  5. Elves. If you do Elf on the Shelf, you have over 3 weeks worth of photo ops! If not, look for an elf at the mall, Toys R Us, anywhere!
  6. Caroling. Even if you don't walk around the neighborhood singing, make sure you have photos of your loved ones singing at home, at church, at a school concert. 
  7. Baking. Whether you bake cookies from scratch or open up a tube of Pillsbury cookies, have some fun and be a little crazy.
  8. Shopping. Online shopping isn't as fun as shopping at the mall with a group of friends, but live on the edge.
  9. Decorating your home. Inside and out.
  10. Wrapping presents. Get crafty with some paper and bows.
That should get you started! Come back tomorrow more ideas. 


Tonya said...

Thanks so much for the check list! I tried to do a December Daily journal and fell short last year because I got so busy toward the end and lets face it I don't lead a very exciting life but this sure does give me lots of ideas.
Thanks so much!
Your BL friend Tonya :-)

Shyra said...

come back tomorrow! there's lots more on their way. happy holidays! :)

Miranda said...

Thanks for the check list/ideas!
Miranda :)BL

Shanna Shands said...

I think I want to do Elf on the Shelf. Not quite sure though. I need to find some ideas!