There’s no doubt about it – December is a stressful month for many people. Many of us are inundated with long Christmas lists, crowded shopping, insane amounts of get-togethers, and nearly insurmountable numbers of family holiday parties that go with the last month of the year.

In spite of all the anxiety and pressure we adults tend to face this time of year, the month of December is one of the most beautiful months of the year – IF you look at it in a positive light. There’s nothing like the thrill of seeing the first untouched layer of snow, smelling warm baked Christmas cookies fresh out of the oven, and seeing your children’s eyes light up as you display your Christmas tree. In short, December, believe it or not, is chock full of memories that will last you a lifetime. All you have to do is take the time to look for them… AND take a picture of those memories.

And why simply take pictures? Resist the temptation to leave the photos you take inside your camera’s memory or shoved in a box somewhere in an upstairs closet. Put them to good use – make a winter-themed scrapbook with one (or two!) of our Take Your Pix Board Book photo albums!

Our blank albums are available in white, black, blue, and pink, so you can choose your album’s color on how you want to emphasize your winter album (white for snow, blue for the cold, etc.). These child-friendly, chunky board book style photo albums hold 20 4”x6” photos, so you have plenty of room for displaying your winter memories with your family!
Below are some ideas of what you can include in your winter scrapbook album!

-  Let your kids make their own gingerbread house by using graham crackers and frosting, hard candies, sprinkles, chocolates for decorating and for tasting. If you’d like to go the healthier route, you can use dried fruits, nuts, and seeds. Take pictures of the works in progress and of the final touches!

-  December is the time in which kids write letters to Santa Claus. You can either feature their letters in the albums or take pictures of them setting out their letter with the milk and cookies the night before Christmas. For added fun, you can even write your own letter to Santa, too, and feature it somewhere in your album.

-  One of the most beautiful things about winter is the snow. Be sure to photograph your kids, your spouse, your pets (and yourself, of course!) enjoying the snow. Make snow angels, take pictures of snowballs in flight, and capture snowmen on film after they’re created. For a cool effect in your album, convert your photos to black-and-white and use bold colors like a bright red, blue, or even green to accentuate the photos against the background.

-  You know what else happens in December? Christmas break. Be sure to capture the memories of relaxing with your family. Take pictures of the family sitting together on the couch in pj’s, watching favorite Christmas movies with one another. These can be the best pictures to look back on in the future years.

-  If you’re the artistic type and plan on sending out holiday greeting cards of your family, you can include your cards in the photo album as well!

-  Be sure to add photos of your family enjoying the holiday decorations and the tree as well! You can even include your favorite cold weather recipes for family meals and get-togethers, and, of course, a photo of everyone enjoying the recipe!

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