Mini Christmas Photo Album

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 album and Christmas ornament

In the hustle and bustle of the holiday season we often miss the little moments and forget to pass down the stories to the generations that come behind us.

While your tree is still up, I have a great project that I don’t want you to miss!

A close up of a sign

I want to show you how to create an 8×8 mini Christmas photo album to tell the stories of your meaningful and favorite family Christmas ornaments.

Ornament and Album

This project couldn’t be easier to put together. 

Step One: Decide what size album you want to use. I chose an 8×8 red top loading mini album.

Ornament and album

Step Two: Take pictures of the ornaments that are the most special and full of family history and memories.


Step Three:  Use 8×8 (or whatever size you chose) cardstock as the base for the photos.


Step Four:  Cut 1″ strips of patterned Christmas paper and glue on outer edges of cardstock.

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Ornament and Album

Step Five: Add your photographs.

Ornament and Album

Step Six:  Use a small journaling card and share the history and memories associated with it.

Art and Ornament

Step Seven: Add extra embellishments if desired.

Ornament and Album

Step Eight: Display your sweet album each year for your family to enjoy and celebrate!

I used my Cricut diecutting machine to make the vinyl title for the front.

This album can be “fancied up” if you are a scrapbooker like me and want to use some of your stash to add some pizzazz to each page. Or keep it simple like I did while still recording your special family memories.

Do you have a collection? Photograph and write about it so your family will know its origins and meaning. 

It’s been a busy season already, full of Christmas projects and goodies. Have you seen the rest of our home all decked out for the holidays?

Some of the DIY projects new to our home this year are the fence board Christmas sign, the no mess handmade glitter ornaments and my Christmas rag wreath and ornament.

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  1. I love this idea. I took a bunch of pictures of our ornaments last year. Now to “just” scrapbook them. ?

    1. Hey, friend. You know this album has to be easy! I actually took the pics a couple years before I started the album and it’s not even finished yet. Oops. But the ones I wanted my kids to know about are in there. They seem to apply a filter when we decorate our tree and many of the ones with stories that aren’t pretty get relegated to the back of the tree or stay in the box. But it’s recorded now for history’s sake!