Welcome to our Christmas edition of Jot. I am a last minute girl when it comes to Christmas. I’m not like my cousin who sends out her Christmas cards mid November. I’m not like my sister who has a Christmas Club account for which she reaps the rewards for her hard savings all year in November when her Christmas money arrives. I’m not like my close friend who has her Christmas tree up November 1 so they can enjoy it for longer.
It’s a well known fact that I don’t even think about Christmas until December. But I always have great intentions. I always intend to hand make my Christmas cards each year. I always intend to start my shopping well before the Christmas rush. I always intend to NOT be one of those midnight shoppers the day before Christmas. I always intend to make some photo books for my mum and sister. I always intend to be more organised. This year I have my usual myriad of intentions but my main one is to document our December. I LOVE Ali Edward’s tradition of Daily December - documenting the 25 days of Christmas. Last year I even bought her kit. It looked so pretty. All packaged up and beautiful. I unwrapped it and took each piece out to admire. Then packed it all away for when I had a block of time to make a start. And I did make a small start.. but I didn’t get very far. Again, I had great intentions. This year though, I have determination and a FULL Christmas lot of activities that I really, really want to document. December is shaping up to be full of milestones, high school graduations and formals, sweet 16 birthday parties and plenty of family festivities. And I want to make sure I capture the stories as they happen. As always, we love capturing stories around here and this issue is no different. Jot is not just about pretty pictures. Sian Fair is back with another Scrapbooking Bucket List for us. Her list helps you consider things from a different perspective and to perhaps stretch you out of your comfort zone and try something new or different. Check it out here on page 12. We also meet Project Lifer Julia Schueler who opens up her Project Life album for us to have a peek inside here on page 95. The Jot Girls have been busy creating glorious samples and mini books for us and artist Kate Mason from Messy Miss Kate has designed an exclusive set of Christmas tags just for Jot readers. They are awesome!
So sit back and enjoy Issue 8. Oh and Merry Christmas Jot readers. Thank you for continuing to embrace and support us so much here at Jot.
Kim Archer | Publisher Jot Magazine 3