25 Days Until Christmas
November 30, 2011
In 2007 I did a project for the holiday season called "25 Days Until Christmas."
A woman named Sophia posted a blogging challenge over at Two Peas in a Bucket. Here's her blogging challenge from 2007:
Here's a little blogging inspiration for the next few weeks while we count down until the big day! This year, rather than one big meme about Christmas, use the questions below as a prompt. Answer one each day of December. It doesn't have to be your entire entry, add it to whatever you are posting. I'm posting them on this first day of December and will answer one on each designated day. I will also ask each day in the month. A little holiday cheer each day! By all means, share photos to go along!
1. Colored lights or white lights on your house or not at all? 2. Hot chocolate or Egg Nog? 3. What's your favorite holiday dish? 4. Does Santa wrap the presents or just sit them under the tree? 5. Do you hang mistletoe? 6. When do you put up your decorations? 7. What's your favorite holiday tradition? 8. What's on the top of your tree? 9. Do you have a nativity displayed through the holidays? 10. Candy Canes, traditional or flavored? Or Chocolate Covered Cherries? 11. What's your favorite holiday goodie to make and share? 12. What's your favorite Christmas song? 13.When did you learn the truth about the "magic" of Christmas? 14. Do you open a gift on Christmas Eve? 15. Is there a special ornament or Christmas decoration that you wouldn't feel like Christmas without? 16.Do you take neighbor gifts/treats to anyone, everyone, a select few? 17. Is your big meal on Christmas Eve, Christmas morning or Christmas afternoon? 18. How do you decorate your tree? 19. Snow? Love it? Dread it? Tolerate it? 20. Do you remember a favorite gift? 21.Do you have a family get-together during the holidays with extended family? 22.What's the most important thing that you must do each Christmas season? 23. Do you bake Christmas cookies? 24. Do you leave cookies and milk for Santa? 25.What's your favorite Christmas memory?
Back in 2007, this gave me an insane idea! What about creating a Christmas album? A page a day for the next twenty-five days, answering each one of these questions! I challenged my readers (all twelve of them) to play along and I managed to keep up with the project, which really impressed me at the time. I was not a daily art maker then, so it was a struggle.
Anyway, I thought I'd share a few of the twenty-five scrapbook pages I made back in 2007:
And not to get all sermony on you. But. My scrapbooking style has changed a lot since I made these pages, but I still LOVE reading the journaling. I know it can be hard to journal, but I think it's really really really really really important to do it! And my favorite thing about this project? So many "family lore" stories were put down on paper. I want to do more of that. All of those stories that get told, all of those family traditions, all of those wonderful tales -- I need to get them written down.
How about you?