So far I have totally loved doing my December Daily. I really wasn’t sure how this would work, but I’m having fun. Usually, I pull everything out every night or two and work for a couple hours. I’m printing photos at home, so that’s a new experience.
I started my book on Thanksgiving, since there is so much Christmas stuff we do that weekend. If I waited until December 1st, I wouldn’t have photos of putting up decorations, getting the tree, playing in the snow, the first Sunday of Advent. So I started on Thanksgiving.
I’m not saying that these pages are done. I bet I will add to them after the month is over and I know what materials I have left over.
Here are some of my favorites so far:
This is the spread for November 28th, when we got and decorated our tree. I love the little pockets on the right. Filling them with sequins makes my heart happy. I also like seeing through to the other sides.
Here’s the 29th, you can see the back side of the little pockets. We saw Santa with some friends. The big ho ho ho page is so fun and graphic, I decided to leave it as is.
The first day of December.
I like this spread with the black and white and little pop of green saying ALL IS CALM ALL IS BRIGHT. I get so much joy out of my calm, bright walks while the kids are in school.
This is one of my favorites! We had a great time playing in the back yard and feeding the chickens. Harriet’s sense of style is on fleek these days. She’d wear that panda dress everyday if she could – and isn’t the crown with the pigtails just about perfect?
Another fun glittery pocket page! I was so amazed when I FOUND a huge ball of mistletoe in a park! I also took a bunch of photos of my mom’s Christmas decorations that have been special to me my whole life.
St. Nicholas Day, gingerbread house and a concert. Alma stood there and conducted the band for a few songs. Then she told me her arms were tired.
This spread is two days. The 6th and 7th. Harriet sung in the church choir for the first time. Be still my heart. And if you follow me on Instagram you already know all about Callah, Alma’s pet spider. Also, decorations from my dad’s house that are meaningful to me.
Here’s a little gif of all my pages so far because you know I love making gifs.