Christmas Memory Planner

Hi! Loving my memory planner as a way to record Christmas memories.  This year the entire month of December became Christmas memory planner pages, because the month started out with a trip to Universal Orlando and Disney World.  My memory planner is a great way to capture the holiday season and this fun trip!

Alternative to December Daily

The month of December in my memory planner is a great alternative to a December daily, because it takes the stress of out taking daily photos.  If I have a photo great, I add it, but if I don’t then I journal about the day.

Christmas Memory Planner

I don’t feel like I have to do a fancy layout on my Christmas memory planner pages, so the whole process of recording the week goes so much faster.  Plus I’m not doing a full page everyday, just a section in my memory planner, so it’s much faster.  Christmas memory planner pages frees me up to do more story telling in a fun way, because the pages and process are so much less formal than pocket pages.

Christmas Memory Planner

Additionally, the month at a glance page gives me a view of the entire Christmas season, while the weekly pages capture the highlights in only 5 spreads.  Oh so much simpler for me than doing a December daily.

A Fun Trip then Christmas at Home

A friend who lives in FL has encouraged me to see the parks at Christmas for several years, so I decided this is the year!  It was fun to spend some time with her and to see the parks all decorated for the holidays.

Christmas Memory Planner Month at a Glance

What a month full of fun!  Love how the month at a glance page shows the highlights of the month in one spread.  Overtime my approach to memory keeping in my memory planner has evolved.  I find that I now place fewer photos in my planner which allows more room to journal.  I want to save not only the photos, but the story behind them.

Christmas Memory PlannerThe Christmas Joy planner collection was used to decorate this spread.  The washi really brightens up the page.  Had so much to journal about, but I did find room for a few epoxy and micro stickers.

Travel Week

A week of both getting ready to leave for vacation and being at Universal Orlando.

Christmas Memory Planner

A time to tying up loose ends at home, then total fun the second half of the week.  The Travel collection works perfect for both getting ready and my first few days at Universal Orlando.  The oversize labels provide plenty of room to journal, while the globes say Universal!

Universal then Disney

Oh what a fun way to start the holiday season!  A few more days at Universal, then off to meet up with my friend at Disney.  Love all the special touches at the parks for the holidays.

Christmas Memory Planner

The Christmas Joy collection is perfect.  Love all the gold stars!  The pockets are great for storing memorabilia from the trip.  I accented the pockets with epoxy stickers and puffy stickers.  The gold rice paper stickers along with the washi add a lot of fun to this spread.  Micro stickers scattered around the spread add a bit of whimsy.

Homeward Bound

Two wonderful weeks in FL, then it’s time to head home.  Back to the reality of life and getting ready for Christmas at home, which included watching a few of my favorite Christmas movies.

Christmas Memory Planner

The Christmas Joy collection decorates this spread.  I selected the multi color embellishments for this week, then added a few micro sticker clusters.  The epoxy snowflakes and stars add a bit of dimension to the spread.

Christmas Fun at Home

Love capturing all the fun things we did on my Christmas memory planner pages.  A TV show featured a near by house, so we had to stop over for a look at their Christmas display.

Christmas Memory Planner

Red and green will always be the colors of Christmas to me, so I decorated the Christmas eve page in bright red from the Christmas Joy collection.  Rice paper stickers form the boarder under the dates, while washi creates the boarder at the top and bottom.  Aren’t those snowflake pockets beautiful!  Flake stickers, with a micro sticker gold box form the larger clusters.  Combined a puffy sticker with a couple micro stickers to label Christmas eve, then framed “December” with a sticker from the collection, a micro sticker and a couple puffy stickers.

Like Kids on Christmas Morning

We woke to one of those magical snow falls on Christmas morning.  Three inches of snow covered everything, even the tiniest branch.  What a wonderful start to Christmas Day!  Yes, we were up early opening presents in our PJs.  Later in the week, as the temperatures dropped to single digits, I was sure to get my donation to the food pantry.

Christmas Memory Planner

Christmas green and holly from the Christmas Joy collection decorate the last week of the year.  Love those holly pockets.  Scattered around the spread are clusters of holly, Christmas trees and packages created from micro stickerspuffy stickers and stickers from the collection.  Just love the large epoxy sticker holly next to “December.”  And of course I had to add the holly rice paper sticker at the top along with the tree rice paper sticker at the bottom.

My Christmas memory planner pages are the perfect keepsake!

Happy Planning!

 

Supplies Used

Below are the planner products I used on these memory planning spreads. To make them easy for you to find, I have linked each of the items below.  I personally selected all of the products used in this project.  All products, except the Paper House Productions products, were purchased by me.  As always, I am not receiving a payment for doing this project or writing this blog post.

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My Planner
Paper House Productions - Life Organized Collection - Planner - Make Every Day Great

Christmas Joy
Paper House Productions - Life Organized Collection - Cardstock Stickers - Labels - Christmas

Epoxy Stickers
Paper House Productions - Life Organized Collection - Epoxy Stickers - Christmas with Foil Accents

Puffy Stickers
Paper House Productions - Life Organized Collection - Puffy Stickers - Christmas with Foil Accents


Micro Stickers
Paper House Productions - Life Organized Collection - Cardstock Stickers - Micro - Christmas with Foil Accents

Pockets
Paper House Productions - Life Organized Collection - Stick-On Pockets - Christmas

Rice Paper
Paper House Productions - Life Organized Collection - Rice Paper Stickers - Borders - Christmas

Washi
Paper House Productions - Life Organized Collection - Washi Stickers - Christmas with Foil Accents


Flake Stickers
Paper House Productions - Flakes - Cardstock Stickers - Christmas

Epoxy Clips
Paper House Productions - Life Organized Collection - Epoxy Clips - Christmas

Puffy Clips
Paper House Productions - Life Organized Collection - Puffy Clips - Christmas

Travel Planner Stickers
Paper House Productions - Cardstock Stickers - Planner - Travel


Travel Planner Labels
Paper House Productions - Cardstock Stickers - Labels - Travel


Indian Ink Pen
Faber-Castell Mix and Match Collection Pitt Artist Pens Essential 4 Piece Set

Mechanical Pencil
Zebra Eco Jimnie Clip Mechanical Pencil

Eraser
Prismacolor Magic Rub Eraser

Scissors
Fiskars - Our Finest Scissors Collection - Number 5 Stitcher Scissors


Storage Container

Craft Mat
Ranger Ink - Inkssentials - Reusable Non Stick Craft Sheet - 15 inch by 18 inch

Paper Trimmer
Fiskars - 12 Inch Premium Cut-Line Portable Trimmer - Blade Style I

Paper Piercing Tool


Scissors
Tonic Studios - Tim Holtz - Non-Stick Micro Serrated Scissors

Double Sided Tape
Kaisercraft - Lucky Dip - Double Sided Tape

Glue
Scotch Adhesive Tacky Acid Free 4oz Bottle

Ruler
Tim Holtz - Tools - Design Ruler


My Favorite Travel Camera

My Favorite Travel Lens

Favorite Printer

My Favorite Waterproof Camera


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