25 Days of Christmas Photo Ideas

25 Days of Christmas Challenge

Race, Shop, Wrap, Rush, Bake, Gone!

Ever find yourself excited about the holidays and then racing to get the shopping done, get from one concert to the next, off to this party and then to that one. Then there are the office parties, cookie exchanges, Christmas programs, volunteering, wrapping presents, more shopping, and more baking! Do you struggle with Christmas photo ideas?

Do you ever find yourself mid-January and realize all of those great photo ideas you had been saving all year on Pinterest went unused?!

Photo Prompts and Fun!

Each day from December 1 – 25 I’ll share a theme of the day with potential ideas to stop and get a photo or two of the people, furkids (pets), and things you love about the holidays!

These ideas are meant to inspire and encourage! It’s fun to plan photo ops around ideas and themes that can take a simple afternoon sipping hot cocoa up a notch to a delightful Hot Cocoa Party!

Calendar of Ideas

Day 1 - Take photos of the tree before, during and after decorating.
Get close up with the lights on - especially of family heirloom or extra special ornaments!

NOTE: Just as dusk is settling in, but it's not dark yet, is a great time to get those pics!
Day 2 - Take photos of  Special Ornaments, CloseUps of  Hanging Ornaments or decorations Downtown! Or even Making Ornaments

(Photo shown here We made cinnamon ornaments and they smelled
so good!)
Day 3 - Take photos of Making Gingerbread houses or cookies, visiting local Santa Village with large Gingerbread men, In Gingerbread themed PJ's or Sweaters
Day 4 - Take photos of Making Snowmen, Baking snowmen treats,
Snowman themed gifts, Snowball fights, Snowball Ball/Dance,
Snowman/Snowball Themed Party, or Snowing/Snowflakes
Day 5 - Take photos of 
- Making or enjoying  your favorite holiday drink (eggnog, hot chocolate and marshmallows, hot buttered rum, Kahlua), Sharing with friends and family, Favorite mugs/glasses
Day 6 - Take photos of 
- Writing a letter to Dear Santa
- Creating a Wish List 
- Coloring Santa
- Santa Craft(s)
- Santa Decorations

NOTE: When scrapbooking be sure to add their Dear Santa or wish list to the layout. They are so precious to look back on and share with others!
Day 7 - Take photos of 
- Elves are known for being Santa's Helper. Plan events and take pics of being Santa's helper delivering treats, gifts, helping neighbors etc.
-Elf on the Shelf
- Watch as you shop and play for Santa's Elves and grab a few pics with them!
- Elf PJ's, Costume, Hats
Day 8 - Everyone I know has a favorite Christmas movie. What's yours?
- Take a photo enjoying that movie
- Dressed as one of the characters
-Plan a party around that theme!
- Is it on the marquee?
25 Days of Christmas Challenge
25 Days of Christmas Challenge
25 Days of Christmas Challenge
Take photos of 
- Take a selfie in front of the tree, wrapping gifts, or hanging ornaments
-How about with Santa!
-With your favorite people
- In your favorite place
- Making gifts
- With your favorite movie playing in the background
- Don't wait. I hate my photo taken, but I hate NOT having any of me with my loved ones even more! So, here I am!

Gift Idea

Looking for a fantastic, heart warming gift? Have a family member that has everything and you don’t know what to do? Have family members out of state or out of the country? I know just the gift! You heard the saying ” A picture’s worth a thousand words”, well a digital album is super easy to create and will leave them speechless. The new Creative Memories Storybook software is easy to use, affordable, and comes with preloaded page layouts and elements to help even the those that have never done a page in their life, able to create beautiful albums.

Anyone that purchases from me, can contact me any time for assistance on page layout or album ideas.

Grandparents would love a brag book. An easy way to put one together is to create one two page layout for each month of the year. Simply high light one activity for that month and include photos and journaling. Once you have the album put together in the software you simply upload it and Creative Memories prints AND binds the book! TADA – a fantastic gift for generations to come.

How about a family recipe book? Or a family history book? Put together all the information on your family tree and share it with your siblings. Include photos and birthdays.

BABY GIRL quick kit (go to my site, click on SHOP/ Photo Solutions / Quick Kits / Baby Girl 12 x 12 Quick Kit. Specifications12×12 PicFolio™ Photo Album with 32 Side-Loading Sleeves 32 predecorated pages 1 sheet of clear title stickers in brown 3 sheets of die cuts with ready-to-stick foam tabs that add dimension. All of this for just $69.00!! This quick kit allows you to simply slide your photos right into the pockets and you’re done!


JOURNAL JAR  This is so amazing. I bought one and just love it! It is a gorgeous, sturdy, beautiful jar comes with a little notebook to journal on. Specifications: A cream-colored ceramic jar with a decorative handle A pad of 40 perforated journaling boxes held together by a sheer ribbon Features: Sheer ribbon holds an enameled charm bearing the words “Life’s Moments”. This amazing jar is JUST $12.50 (was $25!). Be sure to check it out. Wondering how to use it?

  • Give it to a grandparent and ask them to write one thing about themselves every day and put it in the jar.
  • Give it to a teen and tell them to write something good about their day. Hard to be depressed when you keep a jar of happy thoughts near you! 
  • Watch your baby grown – write down their daily accomplishments! They grow so fast. 
  • Tend to think of great ideas and then forget them? Write them down and throw them in the jar. 
  • Place it on the gift table at a wedding, shower, etc and have the guests write prayers/memories etc on them and put them in the jar. Seal it up and give it to the guest of honor at a later time.


Ornament Patterns Needed

Hi everyone! Wow, can you believe how quickly this year has zoomed by? Everyone that knows me knows how much I just love the holidays! I am in an ornament exchange and desperately need hand made ornament ideas and patterns. If you have any that you love, could you please share them with me?

If you have them on your blog, website or on a website or blog I can link to, I’ll add the links to my blog right in this message for everyone to enjoy!


Another Recipe Album

I had such a great response over the first album, that I did a second class last week. This is the album I made for that class.

I used chipboard to cut out a triangle and covered it in pattern paper. Then I layered two more triangles onto that. It gave this album a wonderful 3-D embellishment!

I used the same large corner on the back cover, but I didn’t include a flower there.

I wouldn’t normally used these patterns on layouts, but on this album they turned out vibrant, cheerful and just plain fun!

Bunny Hutch

Gingerbread House, Cottage, Christmas Cottage, Candy Cabin

Many of you have seen my gingerbread house file. It is one of my favorites.

Christmas Cottage

This is a photo of the cutter file as a Gingerbread house. Thank you so much Kristal, for such a fun little bunny hutch!!!

I might just have to make a layout using your idea!!!

Bunny Hutch

Kristal (being the very creative person that she is!) didn’t just see a gingerbread house! She had some amazing ideas for this file! Visit her blog (TheScrappinGypsy at http://www.yourgypsygirl.blogspot.com/) to read them all.

Her wonderful and creative ideas made me see this file in a whole new way! I just love what she did here and how cute are those bunnies?!!
Here you see her very adorable bunny hutch using my gingerbread house cutter file! 

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