Thursday, December 4, 2014

December Scrapping Ideas #2

If you're doing a December Daily, we've got more suggestions for you today! Today we're caroling away. Here we go...

  1. jingle bells. jingle bells can found in so many places! on horses aka sleigh bells. i seriously have a pair of christmas socks with jingle bells. we have tons of decorations we hang in our house that are made form jingle bells. i have a teeny tiny itty bitty thing for jingle bells.
  2. let it snow. can't find the real thing? no sweat. find someone who has a little village and the cotton batting all over. or you could get a bag of snow from hobby lobby and go outside (that's important!) and throw it at each other for some fun. why outside? no sweeping necessary!
  3. 12 days of christmas. ok so there's 12 things here! way to knock out half the month! you may not be able to find a partridge, but how about shopping for the turkey or cornish game hen for christmas dinner? 2 turtle doves. i'd be sneaky with this one and take some pics of turtles at a pet shop. 3 french hens....chicken dinner this month? 4 calling birds....what the heck is a calling bird? make a sign and have a family member hold it up. 5 golden rings would be awesome for this! both sets... 6 geese a could stalk some canadian geese nearby or if you're lucky like me the snow geese will be here soon. if you have a goose for christmas dinner or someone is in a christmas carol, this would be pretty jazzy. 7 swans a swimming...well in the spring we have swans here. i live in a huge area for birds who migrate. swan ornaments? plastic swans floating in the town pond? 8 maids a milking....get creative with this one. i know most of us don't have access to a milking parlor at a farm, but if you do go have some fun! do you make ice cream? make whipped cream? wow that sounds so good right now....have an ice cream treat this month and photograph it...pop on 8 ice cream cone stickers and call it done. hehehe. 9 ladies dancing....go have a ladies night out...or dance with your daughter/mom/sister/aunt/grandma. 10 lords a leaping...i can only imagine how much fun little boys would have if you told them to jump as much as they want. 11 pipers piping.....go to a concert. 12 drummers drumming....go to another concert...parade... 
  4. boughs of holly. make sure you take tons of photos of your home decorated. i like doing this twice. once when everything is lit up and once with the lights all unplugged. why? side by side, the difference is usually pretty neat. 
  5. dashing through the snow. go sledding!
  6. walking in a winter wonderland. go snowshoeing or cross country skiing or just go for a walk during a snowfall or right after. i love snow photos because they're so bright. they seem so happy.
  7. 'twas the night before christmas. take photos of your children reading or on christmas eve when they open that one present that's a teaser.
  8. deck the halls. go tour a historic home that's decorated for the holidays.
  9. god rest ye merry gentlemen. children love staying up late to wait for santa and then there's christmas night when many of us stay up too late because we're enjoying all of of new treasures. photos of the kids in crazy positions because they fell asleep is just darn cute!
  10. joy to the world. find something that brings you joy. your morning cup of coffee. a puppy or kitten. your children. your significant other. your grandparents. your car. your mailman. the coca~cola delivery guy at your grocery store. or cheerwine if you're obsessed with it like me...for those who don't know...cheerwine is not wine or any type of alcohol. it's this amazing wild cherry soda made in north carolina. you can find it at cracker barrel. 
  11. o christmas tree. decorate that tree baby! don't forget to take photos along the way while reminiscing about the ornaments. make sure to snag one of the tree topper going on! 
  12. o holy night. now if you're religious, there's only about a million things that work for this. but i wasn't going there. i was thinking about photos taken at night...outside would be awesome. a flash may or may not be needed. some of my favorite photos are dark and full of shadows because they're outside and it's evening.
  13. little drummer boy. my brother loooooooved this song when he was little. he would beg to hear it all christmas long. he would listen to it over and over and over. my grandmother still has his ornament of the little drummer boy. take some photos of your brother. if you don't have a brother, grab your dad, grandfather, husband/boyfriend, uncle, etc. a male relative i guess is what i'm trying to say. 
  14. frosty the snowman. go build a snowman with the kids and bring your camera. make sure they get pics of you in the snow as well.
  15. silver bells. find a family heirloom to take a treasured photo of....hint hint....grandparents and parents are lovely and they've probably already made it to their silver anniversary.
  16. rockin' around the christmas tree. sing and dance with the kids/family while listening to your favorite christmas songs.
  17. carol of the bells. do the kids go caroling? have a school concert? a christmas pageant at church? make sure you snap away at those events!
  18. away in a manger. take a photo of your nativity scene, your town's live nativity, or your church's nativity.
  19. silent night. take some family photos while everyone is quiet while watching tv, studying, playing, etc. sneak up and get some great shots that no one knows about.
Come back tomorrow when we talk color and texture. Sounds fun!

1 comment:

Shanna Shands said...

These are some great ideas. Thanks for sharing.

BL Shanna