Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Christmas Mini Book

Last year I was very ahead of myself where Christmas is concerned.
The slide-show, in the post below, has a few of the cards I made & one of the mini books.(I made 3 practically identical)
I asked, Joy, Tracy & Trudie 6 questions & built the book around them. Some of the pictures were the same & they all had the same papers on each page. The only difference was the answers to the questions.
I asked for Favourite food, fav drink & fav Christmas Carol.

I asked what they considered to be the essence of Christmas Eve, C/Day & Boxing Day.
Then I chose pictures to match & typed out the words to the carols. For the food I found a picture & made a small booklet, which housed the recipe.
Most of the pages had small pockets, not unlike the CD gift wallet I made for Tracy's wedding photos. These are for all those little lists you make at Xmas. Cards/gifts/food/drink/own wish list etc...
That was the purpose of these. Perpetual Xmas list books which are pretty. The front cover is like a parcel all wrapped up & the pages were bound with book-rings. Now everything is kept together instead of scribbled on the back of envelopes & lost. Hopefully, when they get them out this year they will fall in love with them all over again.

Looking at them has made me feel a bit more Christmas spirited now.....


Jen said...

Glad you are not feeling so blue! And you've given me an idea with your Christmas mini book... Dontcha just LOVE blogging? You get to learn so much!

Kathy said...

Love the mini book idea.
I really want to have a go at making mini books that I can give as presents for people to add their own pictures. Just no idea where to start though!