Use these inspiring creations to begin the tradition of preserving your holiday memories.
Posted in , Nov 23, 2012
In my world, Christmas really is the “most wonderful time of the year.” I have vivid memories of Christmases gone by—sights, sounds, music and the feeling of being with my family, celebrating the birth of our Savior.
One of my earliest memories is staring out the window and asking my grandpa, “Which star led the wise men to Jesus?”
He pointed to the brightest, twinkliest star and said, “I think it was that one.”
In my Sweethaven novels, I was able to create a group of friends reunited by an old scrapbook in a small cottage town on Lake Michigan.
The magic I wanted to bring to these novels—especially in A Sweethaven Christmas—comes right out of my own Christmas memories, memories that prove that the details make the holiday special. And handmade details are the most special of all.
Why not try your hand at some inspiring creations of your own and begin the tradition of preserving your holiday memories for years to come?
Here are three simple ways to get started:
It’s never too late to start preserving your Christmas memories. This year after Christmas, gather your photos, choose the ones that best capture your favorite memories and assemble them into a scrapbook. Be sure to include the stories that touched your heart.
Do one layout for each year, always preserving the memories that made this year different from the last.
Before long, you’ll have a priceless heirloom book full of Christmas magic. And who knows—some day, that very book may bring loved ones together again after too many years apart.
Happy handmade holidays!