Heritage Scrapbooking: Baby’s First Christmas

If there’s one thing I love about Christmas, is that the color combination works beautifully for vintage Christmas photos.Look how nicely the green compliments the 1970s era photos and a splash of red draws your attention to the page.

Vintage Baby First Christmas Scrapbook
Baby’s First Christmas: Paper: “All I Want For Christmas” kit by
Growing Pains Scrapped; Lace: from “Refreshing” kit by
Lyllah Raven Designs; Flowers from “Out with the Old” kit
by Irene at EhKho.com; Ribbon from “Americana” kit from
No Reimer Reason

I wanted to point out that the design elements for this layout came from several different kits. If you feel like your unable to find the one right kit for your layout, pick elements from different kits. The “All I Want for Christmas” and “Out With the Old” kits are holiday inspired but the “Refreshing” kit reminds me of summer and the “Americana” kit I used in my grandfather’s heritage scrapbook.

This layout seems to feature my brother, rather than me, during my first Christmas. And that’s okay. There probably wasn’t much that I was doing my first Christmas other than sleeping and that doesn’t make for a great story. I love these photos because you can see what the inside of my first home was like. You can see the pajama style my brother wore and the toys he obtained. There are so many wonderful details from the past in these busy photos, that again I opted for very limited embellishments. For more tips on how to craft a family history scrapbook, get a copy of my eBook Create a Family History Scrapbook Digitally in 12 Simple Steps.

I’d like to take this opportunity to wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Stay tuned in the New Year for more heritage scrapbook layouts.

Devon Noel Lee

Devon Noel Lee

Devon Noel Lee is passionate about capturing and preserving family stories so no one alive today has to be researched, or forgotten, tomorrow. She has authored 6 how-to books, a memoir, two published family history biographies, and over 60 family scrapbooks. She's an enthusiastic speaker who energizes, encourages, and educates at the same time.

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