Today is Day 4 of the 12 Days of Christmas posts on Laurel Lane.
One of my favorite things about scrapbooking is creating traditions. I love taking my kids to visit Santa and have an album that has all the photos since they were babies. This is the page from last year with Santa and it’s the 4th layout in the book.
There’s always so much focus on mini-albums, this is a themed album all the way through but it’s a maxi album because it’s a big 12×12! It’s a beautiful red Christmas album. I love putting this album out at Christmas time. I am planning to fill this book up with photos of the kids visiting Santa for as long as they’ll let me continue to take them! 15 more years is my goal!!
I’ve used this same sketch since starting the layouts 4 years ago. Always have a big 8×10 and then a smaller 5×7. I do vary the size & placement of the paper so that there’s a little variety but I do want to have it look related throughout the album. When Gavin was a baby we started going with some of his baby friends. It’s fun to have other friends to go with and we’ve had some fun lunches after meeting Santa.
The great part about this sketch is that it highlights the papers & accents very well. As you can see Gwen cried when she left my arms, she was just 6 months old and it was her first time meeting Santa. This years trip was last week and she cried again (more persistent than last year). I am hoping she’ll have fun next year at her 3rd visit, that’s when Gavin finally realized he liked Santa and smiled.
We always go to Nordstrom for the photos, I love their set and the photos are high quality. I’ll share photos of the other Santa layouts in the book as it might be fun to see the progression.
What are your favorite holiday photo traditions? I’d love to hear about them!!
Supplies: Pattern paper, chipboard accents-Basic Grey (Nordic Holiday Collection), Cardstock-Bazzil