THE CHRISTMAS GIFT. That’s what I want our stories to be about this month.
Have you received a Christmas gift that left you gobsmacked (in either a good or bad way). Have you had to cover your surprise? Or have you received something above and beyond or that made you cry with delight?
Do you toil over shopping for the perfect gift? Do you fret over Christmas gifting? Do you instead donate to charity on someone’s behalf and call it done? (oh how I want to do that one year!!) Do you have Christmas/Birthdays in December close together and how do you go about gifting and still making that person feel special in amongst the busy-ness of December?
Does your family do a secret santa? Do you do silly gifts? Do you donate your time as a gift, I know a lady who donates her time as the ultimate gift on Christmas day serving lunches at a church to the homeless. Are you a lover of the crazy shopping malls filled with people or do you online gift shop in front of the computer? And let’s talk about wrapping – are you so particular that you have to wrap a colour scheme every single year (hmmm not looking at anyone in particular … me!!)
How does your family go about opening the gifts – one by one laboriously taking all day? Or is it a free for all paper fest and opened in 5 minutes flat? Do you open your presents Christmas morning, Christmas Eve or Christmas afternoon?
Have you received a Christmas gift that you have treasured for all these years? Or have you whoops re-gifted and it didn’t turn out well. A gift gone wrong perhaps? We want to hear all.
The creative team have jumped on board with some terrific example pages:
Chrissy’s journalling here makes me realise how time is fleeting, hold onto those moments while you can, too soon the children are growing up. But I bet it’s still brilliant good fun in the Chrissy household at Christmas time.
Supplies used by Chrissy: Christmas Garden Scrapbooking Bundle; Redwork Collection; Christmas Carol Snips; Chalkboard Christmas Kit; Watery Washes brushes no. 03; Curated Studio Mix No. 15
And for my page I took out a pic from our family slides that I’ve wanted to scrap but didn’t quite now how, then I realised, it didn’t matter, the story can be what the story can be.
Supplies I have used: Art Option Mini Mix No. 4, Stamping Strips Sentiments Brushes & Stamps No.3, Artsy Painted Photo Borders No. 02, Trickery Element Pack, Artsy Splatters Brushes, Stamps and Layers
The team at DD have generously provided a freebie to help you on your way, the link is good for the entire month of December. I hope the goodies inspire you. I am really looking forward to reading your stories.
Post your pages in the Scrapbook Challenge Gallery and don’t forget when you use ALL DD product on your challenge page you should post a link of your page in the December Challenge Participation thread so that it will count toward your savings in the rewards program. Everyone’s a winner!