I have two Christmas layouts using December Days collection. Lil bit early for me to create Christmas layouts this year but why not as long as you have great collection to play with.
I don't have any winter here in my tropical country Indonesia but I use winter pattern paper as a background for my 1st layout. The first layout is more about my son who really love to open the Christmas gift.
I let the photo become center of the attention because the size is already big and the expressions of my son is really cute so all I have to do is choose my fav embellishments and paste it after the photo and lil bit around it.
The second one still about how this season really bring joy to our family. Love the way my son very happy when he see his father.
I comes up with grey as a background. I use those white and gold chipboard frame to pop up my photo and make it some movement using it. Because the paper already has big tittle, all I have to do is make simple decoration around my photo. So I choose those tag with vintage brown string and tuck it behind the photo.