Project Life Hello December 2015 is all about helping you document those special moments, traditions, and fun activities you enjoy with family and friends during the merry month of December.
Almost everyone takes photos on camera phones these days, and for me it has become natural to capture a moment using my phone. Hello December 2015 provides an accessible, fun approach to documenting and sharing your December photos and memories in one simple album.
All you need is the Kraft 6″ x 8″ Project Life Album (item 139655), Project Life Photo Pocket Pages (item 135297), the Hello December 2015 Project Life Card Collection (item 139653), the Hello December 2015 Project Life Accessory Pack (item 139654), and the Project Life Hello December 2015 Stamp Set (item 139809). (Please note: you will most likely require more than one set of photo pages.)
Better yet, you can purchase the Project Life Hello December 2015 bundle (item 140305) and get a fifteen percent discount! It includes the card collection, accessory pack, and coordinating stamp set.
Project Life is not meant to be overwhelming or stressful. The whole idea is to spend time making memories, not documenting them. Hello December 2015 helps you quickly and easily capture the 25 days leading up to December 25—all of those stories of December—from the treats and the decorations to the traditions and activities.
Your goal is to tell one story each day on one layout each day. Most of the layouts will feature Christmas. However, they don’t have to, as sometimes the everyday events that keep us busy in December are the stories we really want to remember.
When I first heard about Hello December a few years ago, I was worried that my life was just not exciting enough to document everyday. I have since heard from friends and customers that they feel the same. Now I think: “Why was I so worried? December is always my busiest month!” When I started to write down all the events that make up December, I saw that I had something planned for 70 percent of the month.
For days with nothing planned, I simply note the day of the week and place a filler card. These days give me the chance to highlight something I love about the season—like the Christmas CD I have playing in my car or the holiday mail I receive from a friend or that yummy treat that only comes at Christmas time.
Now that the album has been laid out, most of the work has been done. You just need to add your photos and journaling as you celebrate the season. Hello December is such a fun tradition to begin, and it enhances the holidays as you share and enjoy memories.
If you are like I was and feel that you do not do enough to join the Project Life Hello December fun, here are a few photo prompts to help your creativity flow.
- Advent calendar
- Christmas traditions
- Letter to Santa/Visit to Santa
- Shopping list
- Family activities
- Christmas tree
- Christmas lights
- Baking holiday treats
- Wrapping gifts
- Christmas carols
- Craft or DIY
- Mailing of handmade cards
- To-do list
- The weather outside or temperature
- Colors of Christmas
- Food prep or menu planning
- Elf on the Shelf
- Yummy December treats
- Family photos
- Hanging the stocking
- Naughty or nice
- Memories from childhood
- Favorite movies
- Wise words about the season
- School activities
- Mail or gifts arriving in the post
- City decorations
- Church celebrations
- Gifts being opened
- Exchanging gifts
- Giving back, helping the less fortunate
- Store displays
- Shopping (seeing presents before they’re wrapped)
- Compare a moment from last Christmas to one from this Christmas
- Before and after; for example, before-and-after pictures of the kitchen during Christmas cooking and baking
- Trying something new
- What CD is playing in the car
- Cleaning up
Be sure to share your creations online via your favorite social media account and use the hashtag #HelloDecember.
If physical scrapbooking is overwhelming to you, I suggest downloading the Project Life App on your Apple product and using the quick and effective software to help you document the holiday season! The exclusive Project Life by Stampin’ Up! Hello December 2015 cards and the Project Life by Stampin’ Up! Seasonal Snapshot 2015 are currently available as additional purchases.