Here in the US, the beginning of November marks the start of the “holiday season”. We celebrate Thanksgiving the fourth Thursday, and then we all know what happens in December—Hanukah, Kwanzaa, Christmas, and all the wonderful traditions that accompany them. Though the holiday season is one of my favourite times of the year, it can sometimes be hectic (shopping, parties, family get-togethers, baking, etc) and I forget to take photos and record memories. But if I plan ahead just a bit, I do much better at remembering to preserve our beloved family traditions.
Below are a few ideas for recording special holiday traditions and events. Hopefully with a little planning ahead, this holiday season will go down as well-documented in our family histories.
Photograph Your Holiday Décor
This layout is about my favourite piece of Christmas decor. My mom has been giving me one piece of this Lennox nativity set each Christmas since I got married. It is so special to me that I just had to create a page about it. Do you have a favourite tree ornament, an heirloom menorah, or handmade wreath? As you put up your holiday decorations this year be sure to photograph and tell the story about one that is special to you.
Scan Letters to Santa