There’s a fall breeze in the air, and forget pumpkin spice and fall leaves…many crafters are already thinking Christmas! Most of the scrapbook manufacturers have already announced their 2019 Christmas scrapbooking products, and many of those products are already available on store shelves. Here in the Scrapbook Update 2019 Christmas Scrapbook Collection Round-Up, you won’t miss a single one!
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As evidenced by the huge number of collections – and their early release before the holiday – Christmas scrapbooking remains one of the most popular themes to create for many crafters. Whether creating cards & invitations, party decor, advent calendars, December scrapbooks, Christmas villages, or other projects, there’s so much crafting to be done around the holidays!
What are the trends for Christmas 2019?
Consolidation in the scrapbook industry is affecting virtually everything, and that includes industry trends. A total of two-thirds of the paper packs on this list are the products of only four industry companies (American Crafts, Simple Stories, Echo Park, Photo Play) through their associated brand names.
What does this mean for the trends? It largely kills them, at least as we knew trends a decade ago in the industry when they were flagrant and at times overwhelming. Comparing product lines from year to year, it’s apparent that most of these large companies design their Christmas products to fill a certain staple “slot” in the holiday product line-up. So, for instance…DCWV has a blue and white Christmas paper pad this year, and they had a blue and white Christmas paper pad last year. They are both beautiful, and different from each other, but the general look is similar. If you liked last year’s, you’ll like this year’s.
Overall, a few subtle trends are still apparent. That blue and white paper pad I just mentioned? Let’s take a closer look. Last year’s gingham pattern is replaced with two plaid designs. This is a reflection of two trends. First, it shows the conversion of plaid (which was a trend a few years back) into a holiday scrapbooking staple. And it also shows that the “farm” look is receding in the industry, replaced by mid-century modern. Look closely and you’ll see that last year the pad’s paper designs had a more classic look, and this year the designs are infused with just a bit of a mod direction.
One interesting thing to note this year is the number of “themed” collections within the Christmas offerings. Simple Stories has expanded their Say Cheese theme park line to Christmas, and Photo Play Paper is offering the dog-themed “Muttcracker”. Several companies (including Authentique, with a whole paper pad) have food & baking themed items – great for making items to accompany holiday treats.
If you know of a Christmas scrapbook paper collection that is new for 2019 that should be included here, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
2019 Christmas Scrapbook Paper Collections
The collections below are arranged alphabetically by company:
Authentique: Calendar Collection – December
Avery Elle: The Holiday Collection
BoBunny: Christmas Treasures
Carta Bella: Buffalo Plaid
Carta Bella: Christmas Market
Carta Bella: Merry Christmas
Carta Bella: Snow Much Fun
Catherine Pooler: Patterns & Pine
Color Play: One Night In Bethlehem by Becky Fleck Moore
Color Play: Dear Santa Recipe Cards
Crate Paper: Snowflake
DCWV: Candy Cane Christmas
DCWV: Christmas Nutcracker
DCWV: Christmas Pals
DCWV: Classic Christmas
DCWV: Joyeux Noel
DCWV: Merry & Bright
DCWV: Merry Mod Christmas
DCWV: Mrs Claus’ Christmas
DCWV: O’ Christmas Tree
DCWV: Winter Wonder
Doodlebug Design: Christmas Magic
Doodlebug Design: Christmas Magic Petite Prints
Dress My Craft: Christmas Bells
Echo Park: A Cozy Christmas
Echo Park: Away In A Manger
Echo Park: Here Comes Santa Claus
Echo Park: My Favorite Christmas by Lori Whitlock
Echo Park: My Favorite Winter by Lori Whitlock
Echo Park: Warm & Cozy
Fancy Pants Designs: Home For Christmas
Graphic 45: Joy To The World
Graphic 45: Joy To The World Patterns & Solids
Heidi Swapp: Winter Wonderland
Kaisercraft: Let It Snow
Kaisercraft: Peppermint Kisses
Kaisercraft: Starry Night
Kaisercraft: Under The Gum Leaves
My Mind’s Eye: Holly Jolly
My Mind’s Eye: Yuletide
Pebbles: Merry Little Christmas
Photo Play Paper: Christmas Memories by Becky Fleck Moore
Photo Play Paper: Christmas Memories Solids Plus by Becky Fleck Moore
Photo Play Paper: For The Love Of Winter by Michelle Coleman
Photo Play Paper: Kringle & Co
Photo Play Paper: Kringle & Co Solids Plus
Photo Play Paper: Muttcracker
Photo Play Paper: Muttcracker Solids Plus
Pink Paislee: Together for Christmas
Pinkfresh Studio: Home For The Holidays
Reminisce: Gold Christmas
Reminisce: North Pole Express
Reminisce: Santa’s Sweater
Simple Stories: Simple Vintage Country Christmas by Katie Pertiet
Simple Stories: Simple Vintage Country Christmas Simple Basics by Katie Pertiet
Simple Stories: Holly Jolly
Simple Stories: Holly Jolly Simple Basics
Simple Stories: Say Cheese Christmas
Simple Stories: Winter Farmhouse
Simple Stories: Winter Farmhouse Simple Basics
Tim Holtz idea-ology: Mini Christmas Stash
Tonic Studios: Merry & Bright
What is your favorite new Christmas scrapbook paper collection of 2019?