Christmas time is a fabulous time for taking photographs - pictures of the family decorating the tree, gathering for a family dinner, opening presents, filling stockings, and so much more. These free resources for holiday scrapbooking include free patterns for such nostalgic designs as Santa's sleigh, a poinsettia, and Christmas tree ornaments. Also included here are Christmas scrapbook page layout ideas and quotes for Christmas journaling.
These winter and holiday themed free simple paper piecing patterns include some of the most classic holiday icons. Here you can find a pattern for an elegant poinsettia, festive holly and berries, a jolly Santa in his sleigh being pulled by reindeer, a snow-covered Christmas tree and ornaments.
Free patterns make it easy and inexpensive to decorate your Christmas scrapbook pages, greeting cards, and gift tags. You can also use these free Christmas tree ornament and light bulb patterns to make holiday home decorations, or yes, even actual Christmas tree ornaments. In the step by step tutorial, DIY Christmas Tree Ornament Scrapbook Page Embellishments, you will find instructions for using these free patterns.
Handmade Christmas cards are some of my readers' favorite Christmas paper crafting projects. This article shows you a quick and easy way to make cards so that you can complete them in minutes. These cards also make wonderful package gift tags. The article includes a link to Free Downloadable Christmas Digital Word Art. This digital art adds the finishing touch to any Christmas card, gift tag, or Christmas scrapbook page.
Quotes are a quick and easy way to add just the right words to your scrapbook pages and greeting cards. This list of Christmas quotes includes classics from Longfellow, Dickens, and the Bible.
These subway art inspired graphics were created by Jennifer Schmidt and are available as a free download here on About.com Scrapbooking. They are perfect as a journaling box on a Christmas tree decorating scrapbook page or as the words on a Christmas card or gift tag. Jennifer also included a scrapbook page idea titled "My Little Christmas Tree" to give you an idea for using the graphics.
Christmas trees make great embellishments on scrapbook pages and greeting cards. This gallery gives you ideas for 9 different ways to make a Christmas tree including making a ribbon tree, a paper pieced tree, a button tree, and much more. The trees in this idea gallery do not have to be used as embellishments only on Christmas or holiday scrapbook pages. They would also be perfect on winter, camping, or other outdoor themed scrapbook layouts.
About.com Scrapbooking readers share some of their favorite scrapbook pages in this idea gallery. It includes 36 pages from dozens of readers around the world. Some of the scrapbook pages are digital layouts. A few of them have only one photo. Many of them will remind you of pages that you have in your own holiday albums. Get ideas for your next Christmas scrapbook page by perusing this extensive gallery here on About.com Scrapbooking.