Your December Story | Blog Hop & Giveaway


Holiday Extravaganza guest blogger Debbie Hodge, invited me to participate in her newest workshop “Your December Story”. If you’re a regular reader, you know how much I love storytelling, and reading through Debbie’s workshop gave me a ton of great ideas for how I want to set up the story in my December Daily album this year.

I’ll be playing along with “Your December Story” and I’m giving away a free pass to this awesome class.

I checked out lesson 1 of Debbie Hodge’s Your December Story this weekend, and I want to tell you about the class and give you a peek at how it’s inspired me. And I’m 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.

I love that this course pulls from some of my favorite classic stories. Alice in Wonderland, Peter Pan, and more — which for me is especially pertinent, as I’m kind of obsessed with Once Upon a Time and Once Upon a Time in Wonderland right now.

You can take the journey and get a $10 gift card!

but only through midnight Wednesday, November 20th. 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 ‘Your December Story’ has inspired me

This is a visual storytelling class — which is EXACTLY how I like to document my December. Reading through lesson one, I found myself nodding my head and jotting down some ideas to set up this year’s December Daily album.

My favorite section of lesson one is devoted to embracing your call to document your December adventure, and figuring out where that call begins.

What are the heralds of the impending adventure…and then how do we know that you’ve accepted the call, that you’re embarking upon your December adventure?

For me this is a no-brainer. My holiday adventure always begins with a peppermint hot chocolate from Starbucks. Holding that red cup in my hand, inhaling that brilliant Christmas aroma, and taking the first couple sips of that delicious drink transform regular time into magical time.

Here’s how I documented my call to adventure last year —



The rest of last year’s December album can be seen here, and subscribe via your favorite reader for updates on how I’ll be integrating Your December Story with my December Daily album this upcoming holiday season.

See how the rest of the blog hoppers are using this class (and get 20+ more chances to win)


Put your name in the drawing to win the class

Leave a comment telling me when the holiday season starts for you. I will draw the winner on Thursday, November 21, 2013.

This giveaway is now closed. The winner is: Debra Williams!

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Make sure to come back on November 29+30th for the Holiday Extravaganza blog party — Debbie will be sharing an amazing holiday story and we’ll be hanging out with challenges, tutorials, games and more!