by Tami Taylor
Well November was cah-razy! Last minute birthday party, last minute family members decided to move out of state; it was a definite fly-by-the-seat-of-your-pants month! I already shared on facebook that I didn’t get a single photo of thanksgiving. However, I’ll make do with what I have! Here’s how my November looked:
On to December, so you decided to do something this holiday season, whether it’s December Daily, Journal Your Christmas or Documenting December, you signed on for a job. Each year I think “ooh I’m going to be all over it this year!”, and each year life takes over (see November!).
The hard part (for me) is finding the time to do this on the busy days. If I miss a day, it quickly becomes two, three then I give up. I hate it, but it’s what happens. Trying to catch up as the month goes on (and gets busier) is near impossible. So, this year I developed a plan and I’m going to share it with you! I created a list of prompts that have nice simple answers. (For the most part, a few are a little more in depth). I’m going to use these on days that I’m busy can’t do a more thought provoking answer; or on days when I’m just stumped on what to journal about period.
Here they are in case your life gets a little chaotic during the holiday season:
- Favorite ornament I own
- Favorite holiday movie
- Favorite holiday song
- Favorite holiday past
- Favorite holiday gift given
- Favorite holiday gift received
- Favorite holiday memory
- Favorite holiday decoration
- Favorite place to visit during the holiday
- Favorite preparation for the holiday
- Favorite anti-holiday activity
- Favorite holiday layout
- Favorite holiday photo ever
- Favorite holiday recipe
- Favorite holiday dish someone else makes
- Favorite holiday drink
- Favorite holiday tradition
- Favorite place to shop for the holiday
- Favorite item on your gift list this year
- Favorite holiday cookie
- Favorite holiday drink
- Favorite thing about decorating
- Favorite person I like seeing during the holidays
- Favorite smell during the holidays
- Favorite holiday story
My personal goal for December is to do something each day whether it’s a photo, a layout, blog or write in my journal. Let us know in the comments below or in the forums what your game plan is for December and with each other’s encouragement we can get it done! I’ll be back at the end of the month with the final sketch of 2010 and to see how everyone did.
Make some time, get November scrapped and start keeping track of December with this by the numbers. It’s going to be over before you know it!
Tami Taylor writes for Get It Scrapped!, teaches at Masterful Scrapbook Design and previously owned Creative Passion Classes.com. To learn more about Tami check out her blog, The Taylor Life.