Journal Your Christmas Giveaway

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The first time I did any sort of journal/creative adventure during the holiday season was Shimelle Laine's Journal Your Christmas back in 2005 (
check out my December 2005 archives for more). 

My experience in Shimelle's workshop inspired me to create my first December Daily in 2007 that was published in my Studio A column in Creating Keepsakes magazine. The main differences being that I set up the structure of my album in advance (trying to keep it simple) and that I wanted to focus on documenting the daily activities over the course of the 25 days leading up to Christmas without specific prompts. 

Over the last couple of years there have been lots of people that have combined the two concepts - creating a foundation in advance and using Shimelle's prompts as guides for page topics and inspiration. 

It's a creative adventure I highly recommend so I thought it would be fitting to give away a spot to Shimelle's class this week. 

One person and a friend of their choice will recieve a spot in Shimelle Laine's fabulous Journal Your Christmas online workshop. 

Journal your Christmas is an online class that takes you right through the Christmas season, from the 1st of December to the 6th of January - the twelfth day of Christmas. Through 37 full colour prompts that arrive in your inbox daily, you'll be inspired by topics that let you enjoy this year's celebrations while reliving your very favourite Christmas memories, and you'll have plenty of ideas for making your pages with hundreds of beautiful examples from a variety of scrappers. 

Instead of letting the holidays run you, a Christmas journal has helped many women take back their Christmas so they can enjoy and celebrate the magic of Christmas. Other class benefits include a printable Christmas planner, digital and printable supplies designed exclusively for class and a bonus guide to improving your Christmas photographs including easy-to-use tips from dozens of professional photographers.

To be entered into the giveaway please leave a comment below sharing how you plan to create a more sane holiday season (or more crazy if that's what you need). Comments will be closed on Thursday at 8pm Pacific with the winners posted shortly after.

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  1. mrsmojanks says…
    11/05/2009

    I am hoping that being able to do my December daily album each day will give me space in a hectic schedule to reflect on the joys of the season and inspire me to slow down the following day and ENJOY...

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  2. shelley says…
    11/05/2009

    i am planning on doing for just MY little family. not buying into the artificial relationships that show up at the holidays by family members i hardly hear from all year long. i'm being selfish this year. and being present. and enjoying MY family. the one i chose.

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  3. Kim N. says…
    11/05/2009

    I enjoy the chaos of the holiday season, but this year I plan to really make it special by focusing on the activities that involve my family. When I focus on them, the extra stuff that isn't that meaningful doesn't get in the way and we spend time together enjoying the holidays. I also took the BPS class "Cut the Crazy out of Christmas" that helped me to organize what I do to prepare for the holidays, so I can spend more time with my family.

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  4. Sara says…
    11/05/2009

    I have no idea what I am going to do! I'd love to take this class.

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  5. katiedidit says…
    11/05/2009

    I'm looking forward to making a Christmas journal this year.
    This season, I hope to spend more time with family. Simple meals. Easy times. Good conversations.

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  6. Deborah Wisker says…
    11/05/2009

    I was lucky enough to get 10 days vacation! I can easily prep the house and the food in plenty of time for Christmas. It's so much easier when I don't have work getting in my way! LOL!

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  7. Nicole says…
    11/05/2009

    I already have a less crazy holiday season this year, my parents just moved 8 hours away from me & my children so we will be celebrating both Thanksgiving & Christmas while my oldest is on his Thanksgiving break from school, we will have 3 days to fit it all in. It will be crazy for those 3 days but then we will only have my hubands family to spend Christmas with in December.
    Also we are only getting each child 3 gifts this year, one from us, one from the other children and one from Santa. Hopefully this will cut back the insanity and the bills.

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  8. connie carpenter macko says…
    11/05/2009

    My goal is to not freak out when I realize yet again we are not a "norman rockwell" family - nor like any other tv christmas movie of the week family. I want to just be thankful. and remember to take pictures!

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  9. Chris S says…
    11/05/2009

    Thanks for the chance - I plan to get my handmade gifts done in November so that I do not have to rush at last minute. Thanks!

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  10. Christine says…
    11/05/2009

    I always try to do as much as possible ahead of time so I can just enjoy the month. And this year will be the first in a few years that my son won't have a big surgery right before Christmas, so we can really relax! Thank you!
    Christine

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  11. mapsworker says…
    11/05/2009

    Hmmmm....a more sane Christmas. By shopping early, by remembering that it is time spent together that is soooo important during the holidays, and by creating an "empty" 25 days of Christmas album this year before December gets here so that I can just enjoy recording the season's happenings.

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  12. ErinK says…
    11/05/2009

    I always plan ahead and this year is no different. I should have my shopping down by next week, decorations up right and Thanksgiving, and so on. I would love to take the class. Thanks for the opportunity.

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  13. Jennie Moreland says…
    11/05/2009

    That would be a great gift to win! thanks for offering such a fun experience!

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  14. Debbie Dow says…
    11/05/2009

    Christmas sane this year means christmas simple, planning, gifts, food and activities early and looking
    forward to a memorable holiday.

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  15. Deanna says…
    11/05/2009

    hoping to keep things organized this year!

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  16. Judy Yelton says…
    11/05/2009

    Our Christmas will be a little less busy since I'm planning on purchasing or making only 3 gifts per person. This is keeping the theme of the Three Wise Men. Also, all of my siblings will be getting a copy of the digital scrapbook I'm making from pictures of our family reunion.

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  17. Michelle V. says…
    11/05/2009

    I'm going to try and relax and enjoy the time with my boys...enjoy those amazing moments when they are amazed by the beauty, thrill, magic of Christmas.

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