Tuesday, December 27, 2022

Christmas Memories Scrapbook Pages: Digital Download!

Christmas Memories Scrapbook Pages
Christmas Memories Scrapbook Pages

It seems almost unreal to me that Christmas 2022 is almost over.  By now, you've probably already taken hundreds of photos.  Now what?  These days, we only print out our photos sometimes.  Not too many years ago, we could only see our pictures once we dropped off our film with a photo developer and then waited a week, sometimes longer, to see the photographs we had taken.  Now, we can see them instantly on our electronic devices, so they stay there.  I hate to admit that I have over 4000 photos on my iPhone.  I used to be a scrapbook junkie.  I always kept my photos printed and in books for my family to enjoy.  My kids always loved flipping through them and still do when I pull them out.  However, I haven't had books for the past several years because they are all stored on my phone and computer.  Starting now, I want to change that.  I have already sent my Christmas Day photos for professional printing, and I'm designing my own Christmas Memories scrapbook pages for them.  

I used to buy scrapbooks from local stores.  I would add my photographs to the pages.  Then, I would decorate the pages with stickers and cute stuff.  I would cut out shapes and use scissors with crinkling edges and hole punches that left heart-shaped cutouts on paper edges.  There were all sorts of scrapbooking things.  I always enjoyed the finished products but enjoyed the process less.  It was time-consuming and messy.  There were many scraps, glue, and a not-so-fun cleanup - mostly because I needed to improve with messy projects.  

Now, we have online resources for creating pretty scrapbook pages. Although creating pretty scrapbook pages using online resources is still time-consuming, I enjoy both the finished products and the process because there is no mess.  

I've created two sets of scrapbook pages for my Christmas Memories Scrapbook. 

Christmas Memories Scrapbook Pages

Christmas Memories Scrapbook Pages
Christmas Memories Scrapbook Pages Starter Pack

My first Christmas Memories Scrapbook Starter Packet includes enough space for 16 4x6 horizontal photo prints.  The pages are decorated with beautiful Christmas-themed backgrounds.  My Christmas family photographs will be set in stunning settings of Christmas evergreen trees and festive decorations.  Some of the pages are more traditional, with red and green accents.  Other pages are accented with deep blues and gold.  One particular page has a more rustic feel with a wood grain background.  There are journaling spaces on most pages.  Pages with no journaling spaces are light enough so that I can write on the pages anyway if I choose to do so. 

Christmas Memories Scrapbook Pages - Additional Pages
Christmas Memories Scrapbook Pages - Additional Pages

My second set of Christmas Memories Scrapbook pages is intended to complement the starter packet but can certainly be used independently.  I have included the Christmas Memories cover page in this packet and the first in case both packets are optional.  This second packet contains spaces for 14 4x6 horizontal photos.  This packet includes pages with Christmas-themed backgrounds, much like the starter packet with traditional reds and greens.  This second packet also includes Christmas-themed backgrounds in more pastel and softer colors.  I particularly like the one with the coral-colored packages.  The page with green trees in watercolor is also beautiful.  The last page reminds us of the true meaning of Christmas, the birth of Jesus.  (If you want to learn more about why we celebrate Christmas, Luke 2 is an excellent place to start.  You can learn more about how to really know Him here.)

Between both packets, there is enough space for 30 4x6 horizontal photographs.  If your pictures are smaller, that's OK because the photo spaces are color-coordinated with the background colors of each page.  They will serve as "frames" for your smaller photographs.  You could also use those solid colored spaces as journaling spaces or attach other memorabilia such as unique bows, stickers, more miniature flat ornaments, or unique gift tags.  

I'm sure I'll create more pages because I'll need more for my personal photographs.  I take a LOT of photos, especially since we have a new baby granddaughter this year.

I have provided links to both of my scrapbook packets above, but here they are again in case you missed them. You'll find the starter packet here and the second packet here.

After you download the files or files to your computer, you can print them from your home computer.  After you have added your own Christmas photographs, I suggest placing your completed 8.5in. X 11in. Pages in clear sheet protectors like these:

Clear Sheet Protectors for Christmas Memories Scrapbook Pages
Get your clear sheet protectors here.

Once you have your completed scrapbook pages inside sheet protectors, you can place them into 3-ring binders like these:

3 Ring Binders for Christmas Memories Scrapbook Pages
Get your 3 ring binders here.

Now you have all you need to create your Christmas Memories Scrapbook:

Your Scrapbook Pages And/Or These Pages

Your Clear Sheet Protectors

Your 3-Ring Binders

Once they are assembled, you'll enjoy beautiful scrapbooks for years, even generations.  

I hope you have enjoyed a Merry Christmas and wish you many Happy New Year!

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