I found this idea on Pinterest. It is a Christmas Journal!! I had so much fun making it and it really got me in the mood for Christmas, not that I needed help in that department, lol. I lit a Christmas scented candle, played my blog Christmas music and crafted away :-)
(When you open the cover)
The way I organized it was to first list all of our blessings. By blessings I mean people that we love and pray for in our lives. That includes family, friends, neighbors, and don't forget the mail delivery person in your life!
(I covered up the names to protect the innocent, lol)
Then I pulled from our blessings and dedicated a whole page to that particular family. I wrote the name of the person down and their wish list. Having two different families we do things two different ways. On my side we exchange a wish list and on my hubbies side we just... wing it, haha. His family is rather large with lots of brothers, sisters, and cousins. We use to exchange names and buy for just that person but have since stopped as that too was getting expensive. And we all know that Christmas isn't about presents its about presence... okay, now I'm getting a little tacky ;-) I would say for his side of the family we concentrate on homemade gifts, which is fun too!
I loaded tons of pics for you to see all of the different pages, covering names... still protecting the innocent, lol.
As time goes on I can cross items off or make notes about things we make or buy.
This is the last page
Some different things or sections you can add to the book could include:
Things to do
Pics of fun activities
Children's Christmas list
So many possibilities! I will carry this little baby with me every time I am out so I can refer to gifts wanted and write ideas as they come to me in the stores.
Have you gotten started yet?
In the next post I plan on sharing with you what we did for my two girls to give to their friends! They were so excited and couldn't wait to package them ;-)