I got a peek at “Your December Story” and I’m giving away a free pass!!!
This past weekend I got a chance to preview Lesson 1 of Debbie Hodge’s Your December Story, and I want to tell you about the class and give you a peek at how it’s inspired me. I’m also giving away one pass to the class. (If you already purchased the class, you’ll get a $24 gift card good for any other GIS/MSD classes.)
Your December Story is shaped around the Hero’s Journey.
This December, like Dorothy dropped into Oz or Alice tumbled into Wonderland, you will receive a call to adventure. You will move from the ordinary world into a one of magic and tests as the holiday season arrives.
Many of the most-loved and best remembered stories play out in a story form described by Joseph Campbell as “the hero’s journey.” This class has prompts and page ideas for visual storytelling that have you telling Your December Journey, from the heralds, to the challenges, mentors, special tools and the return to the known world and what you take forward.
Take the journey AND get a $10 gift card…
When you purchase “Your December Story” by midnight PT, Wednesday, November 20, you also get a $10 gift card that you can use for Get It Scrapped and Masterful Scrapbook Design classes. Click here to purchase Your December Story and get the $10 gift card.
Here is how I’m using Your December Story in my own holiday memory keeping approach…
Upon first hearing of this class I knew instantly that it would help me to achieve something in this year’s holiday album that I felt like had been missing from years prior–a real sense of story. In previous years I’ve approached my holiday memory keeping in a variety of ways–sometimes prepared and other times not as much. But one thing I had never done is planned out my story approach and as a result I always felt the words that filled my albums to be lacking–in both quantity and quality. Some years I was happy to just get pictures into my album and a date and place.
But this year I wanted something different…
On What’s Different This Year… It looks like we’ll have snow soon…the chill is definitely in the air! And it can’t come to soon for these two boys. This time last year they were building snowmen and having snowball fights. Caleb was teaching his younger brother not to eat yellow snow, while I was trying to teach Caleb not to eat snow at all! Its hard for them still,they don’t understand that the snow comes WHEN IT COMES!
My initial plan for 2013 was to take a daily approach with both my photos and my story, but after reading through the first lesson of “Your December Story” it became clear to me that this was not the only way to go and that perhaps broadening my approach with regard to story, would help me to capture what had been missing in my previous December albums.
I feel like our family’s December Story is just starting to become established and now is a perfect time to capture both the details and the depth of our December.
On November’s Challenges: November is typically a busy month for the Collard Clan. Every year I seem to cram more and more things that I don’t want to deal with in December into our November. That along with the winter chill beginning to set in, makes this one of the least desirable months as far as I am concerned. It can be a real challenge to remember all the things we have to be grateful for at times. That’s why we started our family’s Gratitude Jar. It acts as a daily reminder of all the things we have to be thankful for in our lives.
I will be using the lessons and prompts offered in Your December Story to reflect on and record my family’s holiday story in its entirety while accenting this story with my favorite photos from our day-to-day December life. The flexibility of this approach has me excited for a number of reasons, the most appealing being that even if I forget to take a few pictures or nothing exciting happens on Day 13 or Day 22, I will still come away with a complete story of our December.
To put your name in the drawing to win the class…
Please leave a comment below telling me one thing you will be doing differently this year in your holiday memory keeping . I will draw the winner on Thursday, November 21, 2014. And while you’re at it see how others are using this awesome class AND get 20+ more chances to win by visiting the blogs below!
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Thanks for hopping everyone and I hope you enjoy recording your December Story this year!!