Thursday, December 13, 2012

Pictures with Santa

After only two years of my son's pictures with Santa I was frustrated with where to keep them and make sure that I could have them available for the Christmas season to put on display. 

A friend of mine told me about a book that they received as a gift that had a spot for each year's Santa picture to go in.  She packs it up with her Christmas decorations each year and then unpacks it when Christmas comes around again.  I thought this was a great idea, but didn't want to hunt down this book to find out that it was $30.  

I decided to make my own.  When living in Minnesota, I found that I really like scrapbooking.  I have found that a lot of people are perfectionists when it comes to scrapbooking.  I am not!  Either way, this is a simple book with minimal details.  



I bought a small red scrapbook at Michael's with their 40% off coupon, so I ended up getting it for about $5.  I used red and green scrapbooking paper, which was also on sale, and alternated colors for each page.  I had some scrapbooking stickers that I used to add a little bit of wording and the year that the picture was taken, and Ta Da, I have a Santa book that I can bring out each year and keep on my coffee table every Christmas season.  

Inside Page:  Added stickers with the year.  If you have multiple children, you can use stickers to add their names.  I used scrapbooking picture corners to add my pictures but you can use glue also.  



2 comments:

  1. Love this idea! That way the santa pictures don't get lost in the shuffle.

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    1. Thanks for looking. Another tip that might help that I realized this year is for if you don't have scrapbooking stuff readily available. I don't currently have my things in a set place so I had to search for stickers for this year and the picture corners to go with it. I am packing these items with the Christmas stuff so that I have quick and easy access to them.

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