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Making Christmas Scrapbooks

by Joy Aitman

      Christmas is a magical time of year, so why not preserve some of that magic for future generations to enjoy? All those shots of people opening presents, singing carols, dressing the tree, etc., deserve a special place of their own - so why not make a special Christmas scrapbook?

This is a straightforward, basic book that would be an ideal starting point for somebody new to the hobby who wants to start with something simple. The photo is the star on each page rather than fancy techniques or expensive embellishments, and the plain, understated layouts are very effective. There are some more adventurous projects in here as well and some refreshingly unusual ideas such as the Christmas recipe book (my own favorite) or the journal jar which is simple to make and would make a grand gift for a fellow scrapbooker. Themes to explore include the Nativity play, decorating the tree, a child's first Christmas, the beauty of winter nature, etc. The pages dealing with what you need look a bit daunting, so it is best to read the book through (it won't take long) first to put into perspective what you truly need and want to buy. A user-friendly, basic primer that gets your creative juices flowing a treat.

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The Book

Search Press
October 2005
How-To Books/Scrapbooking
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The Reviewer

Rachel A Hyde
Reviewed 2005
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