Today we kick off our Second Annual December Challenge, a month-long opportunity to capture your everyday real life during the holiday season by responding to daily prompts via the Log Your Memory Forum! In addition to sharing this special time of year with fellow memory-keepers, you’ll have the chance to win a special prize just before New Year’s Day.
Here’s how it will work this year:
- This year’s event will be based off of this post, which includes 25 story starters created to help you capture your everyday, real life during the holiday season.
- A separate thread will be created in the December Challenge Forum for every day between now and Christmas Day, December 25th. Story starter #1 will coordinate with December 1st, #2 will go along with December 2nd, and so on.
- To participate, simply respond to the story starter each day by adding your own comment to the forum thread. You are welcome to answer each question however you would like … and if you choose, you can go back at the end of the month and collect all your answers for some great December scrapbooking material! These items might also be helpful to you if you are working on a December Daily project.
- Some of the questions are Christmas-related, others are not. If you don’t celebrate Christmas, you are still welcome to participate. Simply respond to the questions in whatever way makes sense for you … and feel free to tweak the question to make it work for you.
- At the end of each day, I will go through the responses to that day’s question and write the name of each participant on a separate ticket and toss it in a bucket. You are welcome to participate in a particular day’s question after that day is over, however only those who take part on the day the question is posted will be included in that day’s tickets. When in question, the date & time shown on the actual forum posts/replies will be what is used to determine eligibility.
- You may participate as many times as you’d like for each day’s question, however only one time will be counted per day. The more days you play, the more tickets – and chances at winning – you’ll have!
- Sometime between December 25th and the end of the month (date & time to be announced), we will draw one name from the bucket … and that will be our special prize winner!
And what is the special prize? Our lucky winner will receive a $50 gift certificate good for anything available for purchase from the Log Your Memory Store!
Today’s story starter is ready and waiting for you! So head on over to the December Challenge Forum and join in the fun!