Journal Your Christmas

Every December, I look forward to Journal Your Christmas. Two years ago, I decided to give J.Y.C. a try and now it's sort of becoming a tradition that I can't stop. (You can see a mix of my 07 and 08 pages here.) This year, I've totally fallen behind, but plan to take a simple (and smaller) approach and put my book together around photos I've taken each day this month. The cool thing is that once you join Journal Your Christmas, you're in for life. Me? I do it mostly for my kid. But it's more than just making a page a day. You're documenting the season, the memories, the music, the food, the feeling, the nostalgia, the preparations ... along with thousands of people from all around the world.

You can make it into a scrapbook, or you can use it as a writing project with just a journal and pen. Either way, you're going to end up with something that brings back the magic for you (in your quest to 'take back Christmas,' as Shimelle says) and keep your memories fresh for you and others to look back on years from now.

And the perfect thing to go with your Journal Your Christmas or December Daily album? These date/number tags, available in my shop. (Remember these? You might have seen them last year. I kind of forgot about them but decided to bring them back.) This set is a digi pdf file that you can download, print and cut/punch yourself. These tags will take you from December 1 all the way through January 7 (the twelfth day of Christmas!)


  1. cute tags! i've been meaning to start a december mini but the month is flying past. i think i'll aim for a 2010 one instead!

  2. Yep, I used those tags last year !Love your album.
    Hope you had a great weekend!

  3. I do JYC too and this is my 3rd year. I'm behind too, I haven't even started. I'm doing each day by journaling and downsized drastically and will start putting things in my little album in January. It's just too stressfull to try to do it in Dec. right now.

    I love your photos and your knitting.

  4. I'm hoping that maybe next year I'll get scrapbook breathing time around the holidays so I can do JYC. It's a wonder that I get time to shower this year.


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