Quick Tip | Documenting December

December is right around the corner and I know many of you are planning December Daily albums or at least thinking about how to document some of your December activities. My holidays will be pretty low key this year so I’m not doing a full album. But there are some things I want to document so I need to figure out something that will work for me this year.

I started looking for resources to help me generate some ideas of how I wanted to document the holidays ahead. I found some cool things and wanted to share these with you too.

1. 25 Ideas and Story Inspirations from Ali Edwards – Ali culled through all the December albums she’s done these past years and listed her very favorite ideas. My favorites: Letter to Santa, self portraits, shopping and grocery lists.

2. 25 December Daily Photo Ideas from Katrina Kennedy – here’s a list of prompts to keep in mind. Maybe for the day when nothing exciting happened and it’s 10 PM and you haven’t taken one photo…this list can help. This was last year’s list, so for some new inspiration, check out this year’s list on December 1st at Capture Your 365.

3. Journal Your Christmas from Shimelle Laine – this is the 8th year Shimelle has taught this class. She updates and freshens up the content every year. Her prompts are delivered to your inbox every day through the month of December. Shimelle’s prompts may spark an idea for documenting something you hadn’t thought of. (Remember, if you have taken this class before you have lifetime access to this class – just log back in to see this year’s material.)

4. December Not-So-Daily Album from Jennifer Ingle – if the idea of capturing every.single.day terrifies you, check out this album over at Just Jingle. No dates, nothing specific, just a place to capture the memories of the holiday season. Really, it all comes down to the memories and the photos, so document them however it works best for you…no pressure…no stress.

5. 12 Days of Christmas from Big Picture Classes – if you are looking to simplify this year and document your Christmas in a different way, Big Picture Classes can help. This class will give you ideas and prompts from 12 different Big Picture teachers. You will take photos and gather supplies during the 12 days leading up to Christmas and then start creating the pages after the holidays are over.

I hope this gives you a few ideas on how to document your December. Whether it’s one or a combination of ideas, make sure you put your plan in place now. Once December gets started, it all flies by in a blur.

Thanks for stopping by today!


  1. oh i wish i could do some of the things listed here but working and 2 kids is just too much for me! maybe one day when i retire-hehehehehehe

  2. I’m signed up for the 12 Days of Christmas at BPC and will be following along with the prompts before Christmas. I probably won’t scrap with the promps following Christmas until well into January.

    I complete December Daily type albums the past two years, so I’m taking a break this year. I’ll be documenting the month with photos & the occasional blog post.

    Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend.

  3. I’m in for JYC this year, although I think I’ll pick and choose and not commit to a big project. Thanks for the links, it’s fun to see what December Daily has spawned!

  4. I love the idea of a December Daily, but we don’t really do something every day, so I was intrigued by Jennifer’s Not So Daily Album when she posted it last week. I won’t be doing it this year, but will be filing it away πŸ™‚

  5. You could do a summer album style with Christmas flair πŸ™‚

    I still need to make an album like your summer on. Its on the list of to do’s… I am just going to add in the Christmas stuff to my 365ish album.

  6. Thanks for sharing these sites about documenting our December πŸ™‚
    Looking forward to seeing yours πŸ™‚

  7. I’m embarrassed to say that I was planning to do most of the above AND a Christmas Planner/Calendar AND then I’m working on another more general Christmas planner that will keep for years to come. Viewing all of my splendid project plans in print like this, I’d say I’m definitely out of my mind. lol! Well, I’m crazy about Christmas!! πŸ˜€

  8. Thank you – I hadn’t really thought about what to do….so some lovely ideas I can manage to have a look at just in time.

  9. I went back and forth on doing a DD this year and in the end decided not to.
    But I probably will in the future!
    I think Shimelle’s JYC looks pretty interesting!

  10. Thanks for linking up my project! This is a great list!

  11. I am great fan of Ali Edwards. In fact, some articles and projects posted in my site were inspired by her work. Happy scrappin’ everyone!


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