The Christmas tree — a staple in many homes for families to hang ornaments, tinsel and lights from the festive firs, but did you know…
- The first decorated Christmas was in Riga, Latvia, in 1510.
- The first printed reference to Christmas trees appeared in Germany in 1531.
- Using small candles to light a Christmas tree dates back to mid-17th century.
- Every year since 1947, a tree has been given from Nordmarka, outside of Oslo, to Trafalgar Square in England. The gift is an expression of good will and gratitude for Great Britain’s help to Norway during World War II.
No matter the symbolism, a Christmas tree is a big part in many homes! And it can be part of your home (or album!) with this Christmas scrapbook layout!
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Saturday, Oct. 15: 11am, 1pm CT
Sketches are like “blueprints” — they feature outlines for ideas of where to place your designer and tonal papers, photos, embellishments, titles and more. They’re creative inspiration, but you are the artist and can make it your very own! How will you make Challenge #5 uniquely yours?! (We can’t wait to see!)
For a refresher on VC instructions, get all the details about Virtual Crops here.
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Friday, Oct. 14: 1pm, 3pm, 5pm CT | Saturday, Oct. 15: 9am, 11am, 1pm CT
We’re feeling pretty giddy today… do you know why? It’s time for the October Virtual Crop! We hope you can join us for six challenges and lots of community connections! Let’s get started already — here is Challenge #1!
If this is your first time participating in a Virtual Crop and you would like a quick step-by-step guide of what to expect before you jump in, you can get ALL the details on Virtual Crops in this blog post, including how to participate (in our Virtual Crop Facebook Group), supplies you’ll need, examples of challenges, the types of prizes and more.
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Mats draw attention, frame memories add layered dimension to your photos and storytelling. And when you throw merry-and-bright makings into the mix, you’re in for a presence that is a scrapbooking present for your albums! See how mats add layers of comfort and joy to this Christmas scrapbook layout — and make it today so you’re prepped and ready to print photos by the time jolly ol’ St. Nick comes to town.
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Many homes are decorated during Christmastime — glinting lights, tall pine trees accented with tinsel and ornaments, full wreaths adorning front doors, garlands on stairwells and the “Flower of the Holy Night,” poinsettias! Poinsettias (which are actually indigenous to Mexico!) manage to bring warmth and yuletide spirit in every space it festively flourishes within thanks to its eye-catching hues, from pure white to creamy yellow, pink and marbled shades, and of course, the iconic and traditional bright red. If you’re ready to plant some Christmas cheer this year, then take a look at these Christmas scrapbook borders and DIY card featuring the Poinsettia Edge Border Maker Cartridge.
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It’s only October, but there’s always a reason for the season of Christmas! And you can show off the yuletide decor with the latest Seasonal Sightings collection — think cardinals, deer, snowflakes, poinsettias and snow-covered pine trees — in a festive palette of cardinal red, holly green, tan and gold. Talk about a holly jolly time! Speaking of that, check out this Christmas scrapbook layout so you’re prepped for the festive season ahead! It’ll bring you much JOY!
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