Hey there, I'm back today and happy to report that it's like Friday for my girls. Today is their last day of school before the Thanksgiving break and it couldn't come sooner. The girls have FIVE tests between them today. Needless to say it was a little stressful around here last night. Plus the girls are fighting off colds and many around here are already getting the flu bug. It makes me very happy that my little family can be nestled in at home for some rest and relaxation. I rented some movies yesterday.....Christmas Vacation, What about Bob?, and the trio of Narnia movies...I'm looking forward to settling in with those.
So all the Thanksgiving excitement means that the Christmas holiday is right around the corner. I've still got lots to share with my Project December. Today it's all about envelopes and fun ways to capture and store some holiday photos + memories. I've taken four envelopes from my stash and covered them with October Afternoon Make it Merry patterned papers + some vintage dictionary paper. Below you can see the envelopes with the flaps folded out. My favorite is the pink envelope with the candy cane paper and the vintage doily. I also added a journaling card from October Afternoon + a little red stitching + a vintage star burst sequin from my stash.
The envelopes can hold lists, extra photos, movie tickets, receipts, recipes, tags from clothing, snippets cut from gift sacks and wrapping paper. The possibilities are endless.
Here's a few inspiring ideas from my Pinterest boards for capturing more memories. Geralyn misted a Kraft envelope with snowflake masks and added fun lettering to the envelope flap. Her mini albums are so amazing and inspiring.
Instead of envelopes, flat sacks would also work great for holding holiday memorabilia. Lisa Truesdell created this clever insert to hold holiday shopping lists. I've got a few kits in the shop that have fun sacks and tags that would make perfect pockets for a Daily December or Project Life album.