Here’s an interesting history lesson for you! The Advent calendar is of German origin, tracing back to the 19th century when German Protestants made chalk marks on doors or lit candles to count the days leading up to Christmas. In 1851, the first hanging, wooden (and handmade!) Advent calendar was created. By the early 20th century, the first printed calendars appeared in people’s homes, followed by the addition the iconic small doors in the 1920s. As many know, counting down to Christmas can bring a lot of joy, excitement and anticipation, which can also be a great time to prep your yuletide layouts and albums! Get a glimpse of this two-page Christmas scrapbook spread and start imagining of how you’ll commemorate the season!
To create this layout you will need:
- Christmas Spirit Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)
- Christmas Spirit Variety Mat Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)
- Christmas Spirit Laser Cut Borders – Returning December
- Christmas Spirit Embellishments – Returning December
- Christmas Spirit Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)
- White Solid Cardstock or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)
- 12-inch Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)
- Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)
- Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)
- Black Dual-Tip Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)
Step 1: Use two pieces of White Solid Cardstock or two White Refill Pages as the base for this layout.
Step 2: Trim out all 25 squares from the Christmas countdown calendar designer paper. Adhere them all around the edges of the layout as shown. Place a poinsettia embellishment in the upper left corner of the layout.
Step 3: Cut two 1-1/2″ x 7″ strips of medium green patterned paper and mount on the inside edges of the layout as shown. Adhere a red plaid 4″ x 6″ variety mat on the left side and a scroll 4″ x 6″ journal mat on the right side.
Step 4: Mount a 3-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ photo on the red plaid mat. Adhere four 4″ x 3″ photos to the layout.
Step 5: Trim “A December to remember” from a variety mat. Adhere it and additional stickers to the layout. Cut the candies laser border in two 5″ segments and adhere to the layout as shown.
Step 6: Journal as desired.
How do you celebrate the month of December in your albums? Do you enjoy creating Christmas scrapbook layouts (and might even give this a go)? Tell us your thoughts in the comments below!