A fun activity to get familiar with is digital scrapbooking. We just took a family vacation to Georgia, and it took me about an hour to pick out photos and put them into a cute little scrapbook. It was also a lot cheaper than traditional scrapbooking, and no mess. At Smilebox, you can use it for free (with ads) or you can buy a very reasonably priced subscription. I’m looking forward to putting all of my Christmas photos into Smilebox slideshows, photobooks, scrapbooks, and postcards. It is a ton of fun! I will share with you that I am not a scrapbooker, so this was just the thing for me. I think it’s just great that I can share it with everyone, post it to my Facebook, MySpace, blog, email it, or print it for a real printed book (and even make copies for my mom and my mother-in-law!) Enjoy it and be inspired!
Pick a date to take the family winter camping. This could be packing up the RV and setting up a campsite complete with Christmas lights, or it could mean renting a cabin for a night or two. Make sure you pack warm clothes, an extra blanket, hot chocolate, S’mores ingredients, and anything else you need for a wintry getaway.
On our last camping trip, we saw several RV sites at State Park campgrounds with extensive outside setups including firepits, screenhouses, mini-light palm trees, rope lights outlining their patio areas, and seasonal/holiday vinyl tablecloths on picnic tables. We saw a lot of grandparents with grandkids, too! What a fun time for all!