Last year I loved keeping track of little bits of the holidays. This year I have a blank album ready to be filled with more December Daily-ish (since there is no way I will get to it daily).
Then, over the holiday weekend, I sat down to flip through the old Christmas scrapbooks. There was our family Christmas card picture in 2002 and I wrote about that we chose the one we did because Mac threw his hand in the air like a cheerleader. That was the year he became completely enamoured with cheerleading. Somehow it's already eleven years later and he's the cheerleader he always wanted to be. Scrapbooking caught that little detail that's such a big part of our lives now.
That's why I really want to keep documenting...these little memories really can matter when you look back on them.
With my crazy, plan-ahead ways when it comes to Christmastime I have been known to be wrapping gifts in late October...definitely by November...and no matter what there are gifts to go under the tree once it's set up on Thanksgiving weekend.
This year the tree went up and there were no gifts to be found. Heck, the heaps holiday wrapping paper just came down from the attic a few days ago. I tried to be laid back about it. I tried to remind myself it's no big deal and the gifts will be under the tree at some point.
And then I lost my ever-crafty-loving mind and wrapped and made tags all weekend.
I also added a few Christmas catagories to the sidebar, in case you want to peek at all the gift wrapping from the years before when I actully did start wrapping way in advance.