I have been creating little scrapbook treasures lately and am really enjoying the small format of Close To My Heart My Crush Books and mini albums. The albums I’m making are all different themes and kind of whatever I feel inspired by…my favorite things, people, places, etc. Today I want to share an album that I am really enjoying for scrapbooking my family Christmas time memories. It’s the Close To My Heart My Crush Holiday Happenings Book…and I love it.
The Holiday Happenings books are 6 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ with 30 wire-bound pages in a Kraft hardcover. I am especially fond of the beautiful pages in this book have a variety of printed vellum, printed cardstock pages, a calendar, and page protectors in various styles. These books are kind of this fantastic blend of Crush Book meets Picture My Life style. Not only is this little album super cute, but it is super simple to use. All you need is a My Crush Holiday Happenings Book, a Holiday Happenings Assortment, a Black Journaling Pen, and some adhesive. The Assortment packages include pre-printed themed cards, envelopes, stickers, and alphabet fonts for personalizing the pages of the books.
I am enjoying these Holiday Happenings books so much that I got three of them so I could make a little collection of them to bring out each year at Christmas time. Each album will be filled with the highlights and special moments of a different year. It’s kind of like a holiday time capsule. I have finished my album for 2013 (and yes, it’s okay to still be scrapbooking pictures that are almost two years old), and have printed the photos to put in my 2014 for last Christmas. That leaves one more for Christmas 2015 that I’ll be adding to this year.
I’m choosing to use these books as a holiday book, not just Christmas, so it has highlights of things my family and I do throughout the month of December. It has all of those things like Christmas shopping, going to classic holiday movies, holiday traditions, new holiday adventures…all of those things that become part of the holiday season. Here are a couple of pages from my 2013 book.
It seems I always have lots of photos that I want to include over the holidays. The page protectors in the book make that super easy. One of the page protectors is sized for 2″ x 2″ photos. That’s 24 pictures, right there. I got so much in my 2013 Holiday Happenings book. Even those these albums are small, they are a wonderful size full of delightful details and places to create your own holiday story.
If you have Christmas pictures that could use a special home, these My Crush Holiday Happenings Books could be just the thing to help you get your pictures where you can enjoy them and share them.
There are two important things to know about the Holiday Happenings Books.
- These books will be retiring soon and are only available while supplies last. But that’s okay. It’s easy to shop on my website and get a couple in the mail to you before they are gone. Just click here to shop online.
- These books are on a terrific special during the month of June. When you purchase a My Crush Holiday Happenings Book and Assortment in June, you will receive the “Magical Moment” Stamp Set absolutely free. The stamp set retails for $13.95 normally, however you receive the set as a free gift with your purchase. The stamp set looks like this and is terrific for so many types of projects in addition to making Holiday Happenings Books.
The holidays always seem so busy and then we head right into the new year. I’m thinking July could be the perfect time to catch up on some of those Christmas festivities. I am going to be hosting a Christmas in July Workshop in Boise so you can bring your photos and holiday memorabilia to put together your My Crush Holiday Happenings.
Email me at Michelle@SomthingAboutSharing.com
if you would like more information about this workshop.
Order your My Crush Holiday Happenings Books before they are gone. I really think you will enjoy putting these little albums together and then revisiting the memories each year when you bring them out to share at Christmas time. I may have to get one or two more for myself, too. They are just fantastic. I’m off to my next creative project. Have a fabulous day.