Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Christmas Memories

Does time fly by for you like it does for me at Christmas time? There are so many things I want to do that the time really flies by. I only accomplish a small portion of what I hoped I could do. As you write your story you will probably have a lot of memories of holiday celebrations because there are usually many things that we do in preparation for our celebration. Write down what you have done this year to celebrate. Then write down the things you have done several times in the past that have become traditions and are an important part of your celebration. Write down the things that were different this year and in the past and why they were different. Ask family members what things they remember from Christmas celebrations. You might could write a whole book just on your Christmas memories.

Saturday, December 1, 2007

Countdown to Christmas

Today is December 1st and many people use an advent calendar to count down the days till Christmas. Why not add a few minutes each day from now till Christmas to write down a memory about Christmas from the past. By Christmas Day you should have a great collection of Christmas memories that you could share with your family. You also could start scanning in past photos of Christmas time and make a special photo CD or photo collage or scrapbook to give as a special to someone.
Consider making personalized gifts this year. Use family photos and stories and create a one-of-a-kind gift for someone you love.