December/January Journaling Challenge

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December/January Journaling Challenge

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Hi Cherries!

This month your challenge is going to be journaling about a family tradition.  We all have traditions that we follow around holidays, birthdays or even vacations. Your challenge will be to choose one of those family traditions and journal about it.

In my example I have chosen our family traditions when celebrating the Jewish New Year, Rosh Hashana. Even though in our empty nest it's just the two of us now, we still put out my great-grandmother's china for our traditional meal - just like we did when our kids were still home. (The Hebrew word I used as the title is "Masoret" which means tradition.)

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***I used Deanna's December Sketch with a Twist to create my layout. Her twist is to scrap a holiday - so *hint hint* - combining opportunity!***

Because I will be very busy traveling in both December and January, and expect family for the last couple weeks of the year (grandkid's school vacation), I have extended the deadline until January 31st to complete this challenge.

BONUS opportunity.  Select a non-winter holiday like I did - Rosh Hashana is a late summer/early fall holiday - and you will get a bonus entry. 

Fine print (LOL): 

1) Entries must be new single or double page layouts and may be digital or paper. (Sorry, no cards)
2) Journaling MUST address the family tradition associated with the holiday/birthday/vacation/etc you have chosen to scrap.
3) May be combined with one other challenge that allows combining.
4) Up to three entries allowed.
5) BONUS entry if you choose a non-winter holiday or other occasion.
6) MOST IMPORTANT: HAVE FUN!

Entries will be due 1.31.22

One lucky winner of this Challenge will be chosen at random to receive a $5 ACOT gift card. 

Participating cherries:

1. Amy Jo
2. Amy Jo (BONUS)
3. Craftyshannon
4. Deanna13
5. traveler
6. shoorn
7. sherriscraps
8. Art_Teacher
9. Donna_Coughlin
10. Craftyshannnon
11. Cynthia Corbett
12. QueenBee89
 
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I love this. I love your layout and this challenge. 

how did you make the title with the Hebrew letters? I am often trying to make Hebrew letters and all I have are children’s stamps which smudge and a stencil which is very thick. Also, who makes this collection?
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Great example! I'm going to try to come up with something for this one!
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trainmom wrote:
Sun Dec 05, 2021 10:25 am
I love this. I love your layout and this challenge. 

how did you make the title with the Hebrew letters? I am often trying to make Hebrew letters and all I have are children’s stamps which smudge and a stencil which is very thick. Also, who makes this collection?

I'll PM you the information  :-)
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I love this challenge. I often make layouts about traditions, but i don't often journal about the actual tradition. I love your page, just beautiful, especially the layering and the Hebrew title.
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I chose Easter! It’s one of the only traditions I had in my family as a kid that I’ve passed along to my daughter. We make a trail of shoes from the front door to her Easter basket so the Easter Bunny knows where to find it! Here she is picking the candy out of her shoe trail…and yes those are slippers and flip flops in her trail (more shoes = more candy so she uses every pair she’s got!)

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A page about our tradition to open a Christmas book every night and read it before bed. Image
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Such a meaningful challenge,and love your page example.  I want a bite of your challah!  
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Here's mine about a tradition. My DD Michelle and her kiddos love to cuddle up on the couch and watch Christmas movies together all through the season, December 2020. Also their doggies love it too.💖

I combined with the movie genre challenge. 

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here's mine:
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Journaling about a family tradition of using December/Advent calendars to countdown to Christmas. My Mom always got me one and it turn DS always had one. Combined with Days of Dec.  
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Tradition to get together on Christmas Eve and to make cookies

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Here is mine. Our tradition, as a couple without children, is to give gifts to each other and open them Christmas morning.  It isn't a lot of journaling, so hopefully, this counts!

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Bumping to remind any interested cherries that this challenge isn't due until 1/31! Let's see those holiday traditions!
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Art_Teacher wrote:
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Here is mine. Our tradition, as a couple without children, is to give gifts to each other and open them Christmas morning.  It isn't a lot of journaling, so hopefully, this counts!

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Of course it counts! It's your page, and the journaling that mattered to YOU.
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Our family always gets together on New Years Day. The journaling is partially about how my son loves this tradition.

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Your challenge encouraged me to make a page about the ornament my mom bought me this year for Christmas. The journaling reads: Every Christmas I buy an ornament for my mom and a matching one for myself. This year, I was excited to find the adorable grey gnome. I was so surprised to find she got me the same one in green. Image
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I love this idea. We all have those traditions and a little push makes you actually journal. Good call Karyn. I chose the Christmas Eve reading of the Night Before Christmas. My husband has been read it every year since we were married. First to just the 2 of us. Then our children. And now the grand children. Some years it has been on the phone. Last year on Zoom. And occasionally over the New Year's weekend. What ever works to tie us together.

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There are so many lovely traditions referenced here. I totally enjoyed reading them. This could be a book about family traditions.
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Christmas ornaments tradition :)

Used Becky fleck sketch 258

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