Can you remember what you got for Christmas last year or the year before? I know that I can’t. In fact as I get older these things seem more and more important to me, so this year I am going to create a Christmas memories book for us to use.
Sort of like a scrapbook where we can record our memories of the festive season. Experiences and people that made it special. I always promise that I will do scrapbooks, but I never seen to have the time, so I am happy for this to be quick and simple and I am going to pop it in a bag in the advent box so it comes down from storage first and goes way last.
Create a Christmas memories book
Best Christmas Cards
I want to keep our favorite christmas card. We throw to many of them away and can not craft or create with all of the them. This was we can keep the ones that we love, either the ones with the funniest image, most meaningful or just downright beautiful.
Who, where and when
I want to record who we spend out family time with and where we go. I want to keep the tickets from our trips (like The Polar Express this year) somewhere we can look back on each year and build on those special memories. I want to keep track of which family and friends we parties with and whose homes we visited.
I want to record our family traditions and favorite memories of the season. Not just mine, but I want to know what was MIni and Maxi’s too each year, so we can look back on them and reminisce as a family.
I am going to use this book to hold our favorite festive recipes, the ones I want to hand down to the boys.
Christmas card and gift list
I am also going to use the book to record who we send cards to and what gifts we give and receive. It will be fun to look back on this in years to come and also make writing thank you cards easier in January for the boys!
What a great place to record all our family traditions old and new. To keep the programs from school plays, nativity and carol services.
I also want to print our some out our favorite photographs from the holiday season and keep them to look back on year on year.
Yes I know that I have a blog and can keep all this information there, but there is something so special about a physical book with different writing in that we can sit with on Christmas eve and flick through before bed.
Christmas Reflections printable for kids
One of the other things that we seem to do each year is try to remember who gifted what, so that the boys can send thank you cards (here are last years fingerprint robin ones). So I decided to put together an easy prompt sheet for them to fill in that we can keep in our memory book. You can download your christmas reflections printable here.
We are working with PayPal this Christmas on their Magical Christmas Moments #PayPalMoments campaign. It is an ace competition where they are giving people the chance to win some great prizes (find out more on the PayPal Facebook Page). They challenged me to shop for Christmas using PayPal and then share with you our Magical Moments that we created with the time we saved.
The third Magical Christmas Moments prize draw is now live! This week, the prize up for grabs is an iPad mini! The prize draw is on the Paypal Facebook page.
Well this week I have used the time saved to make sure that we record our magical moments this Christmas and in all the years to come and what could be more magical than that.