Sunday, November 29, 2009

Keeping Organized?

Wow. Blogger flipped every single picture. That's not a very Christmassy spirit. That's downright Halloweenish. grumble grumble Blogger.

I don't know about you, but I'm one of those people who writes a Christmas letter. I'm not sure if I've always done it, but I've done it for a long time. Our family was in flux for so many years, always adding children or moving or whatever, that it was the one time I made sure to sit down and record what we'd been up to.

A few years ago I was organizing, and put together a container of Christmas "leftovers." It was filled with extra cards, letters and photos.

Last year it occurred to me that it might be nice to put them together in something accessible for all. I stashed them in a binder.

Last night I decided to cover the binder, so that it no longer looked like a generic binder, lying around, seemingly without purpose.

Here's what I came up with. (Tilt your laptop, Kristin!)

The opening page has the oldest Christmas photo card I sent. It's dated 1986...when we only had 2 kiddies.

By 1989, we've got four!

In 1996, we took our Christmas photo in Scotland.

By 2006, my how we've grown!!

Unfortunately the collection is incomplete. I'm missing a few letters here and there, and more than a few pictures. oh well. It's still a lot of fun to flip through and see just how much we've changed.

I haven't lifted a needle on my November Step, but I have been keeping busy. How about you?

1 comment:

Deborah said...

What a great idea!