Monday, January 17, 2011

Santa layout

This was Lachlan's first year to really think anything about Santa, so I wanted to make sure and record some of the details. The journaling reads:

This was the first year that Lachlan understood a little bit about Santa and anticipated the sleigh pulled by reindeer making a nighttime stop at our home. He didn’t want to talk to Santa’s helpers at the mall (“that Santa not real”) but he did dictate a letter to Santa asking for “a new sketchbook, gum, and something to wear”.

On Christmas Eve, Lachlan got a special video message from Santa, what a treat! Sure enough, Christmas morning we woke to find that Mr. Claus had been down our chimney. Lachlan noticed that “Santa bit off the head!” of the gingerbread boy we left out. We also found that the reindeer had left some carrot “crumbs” outside in the snow.

Santa filled everyone’s stockings with treats, toys, and art supplies, and brought Kenley and Lachlan three gifts each. They each got “something to wear” (shoes), “something to read” (Curious George and Animal Fables), and “something to play with” (a fire station and a spinner toy).

The layout was made with the Story Matters December kit. I'm so loving that kit club. It's pretty much all I use now (besides my extensive stash) when I do get some time to scrapbook. December's kit was extra lovely.

Also, I made some reusable fabric tags to help Santa out with labeling gifts. The tag and Santa image are from Pink Trike Designs and I made them in Photoshop elements, then printed on printable fabric, and sewed them to a red fabric backing. I also added eyelets to the holes and stamped names onto each tag. Yeah, I was doing that on Christmas Eve after the kids went to bed, but now they're done and I can use them every year!


  1. Love the clean simple layout and enjoyed reading about Lachlan's Santa experience. :)
    A belated Happy New Year.

  2. Such a great page! Thanks for inspiring us over at The Story Matters!