December 1 is in a couple weeks! I bet you have all sorts of plans already, right? I will be participating in Ali Edwards’s December Daily project …. kind of.
I’ve used Blurb for my December Daily books in the past and I love those. Last year I combined #30Lists with DecDaily in a 6×8 Snap Album and loved that change too.
…. With a couple caveats.
I’ve heard people say December Daily is like a crescendo to Christmas Day, and so don’t want to include the 26 through New Year’s Eve, but for me it’s very different.
I know I’ve mentioned this once or twice, but Andrew works A LOT. A LOT. Like he will have November 28 off (hopefully) and then not another day of until Christmas. But, basically that means that our holiday seasons these last couple years have been anemic. The bare minimum of festive. Until Christmas Day when his boss goes out of town, and we can actually celebrate with family and things.
So, this year I am doing a December album (not daily), to capture the holiday fun stuff that we DO do, and carry it through the end of the month (because we are spending the weekend after Christmas with my family).
My December album preparation:
I have no plan. I gathered some favorite, color-coordinating Christmas and daily supplies and I’m just going to go with it.
There is a 6×8 page protector in the front that will be the title page, and then this 4-pocket 3×4 page. I like leaving title pages for halfway through I’m done making the album. I like to wait and see how it’s shaping up to make sure the title page matches.
But this gives you an idea — easy accent cards. Photos. Journaling.
I’m really (really really) excited to attempt this project without a specified framework of SOMETHING every day. I think I would never finish if I tried to force myself into that kind of workload.
Last year I had a plan. This year I’m just going to see how it goes …
- Simple Stories Snap Album, 6 by 8-Inch, Green
- Simple Stories Mix and Match Multi Pack Page Protectors
- Simple Stories Mix and Match 3 by 4-Inch Page Protectors
- Project Life Mini Kit – Merry and Bright
- ColorBox stamp ink (I need a new black, I think)
- washi tape from Freckled Fawn
- rubber stamps from rukristin papercrafts, paper nerd, and Elise
- clear acrylic stamps from Ali Edwards and Kelly Purkey
- I also just grabbed the digital versions of Elise’s stamps
Are you planning on doing a December album?