December Daily™ 2010 | Day Twenty-Four & Day Twenty-Five

Welcome to Day Twenty-Four and Day Twenty-Five!

I am really one of those people that is DONE with Christmas on Christmas Day. Even putting these last two pages together was a challenge for me as I'm just ready to move on to the next thing. I think, actually I know, that's a big reason why I put a lot of effort into keeping up throughout the month - I know that I am so over-it by December 26.

It's time to clean off my desk, put away the Christmas stuff, and get ready for One Little Word, Yesterday & Today, and I really want to work on 2010 Project Life before starting 2011.

Still left to do is the intro page, a closing page, and figure out if there's a different option other than the rings. I'll be back in a few days with those.

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DAY 24

Definitely a favorite capture from the weekend.

A simple second page with two photos and a strip of Christmas Twill.

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DAY 25

Merry, merry Christmas morning. It already feels like a huge blur.

I love this shot because it's got a bit of everything: tree, kids, jammies, presents, lights, etc.

The ISO on my photos, especially for Christmas morning, was way, way to high. Trying to work with them in photoshop/aperture and not getting very far. Embracing, embracing, embracing...and just getting over it.

For page two I decided to just go with a photo of the family and journaling.

JOURNALING : We had a really nice, really simple Christmas here. It was filled with the voices of two kids: one age eight and one almost-two. They were both excited. Simon was full of anticipation and could not wait to go to bed on Christmas Eve. Chris and I stayed up way too late watching The Cove (all presents were wrapped) and then when we headed to bed around 1am in walks Simon saying, "Merry Christmas!" and wanting to know if Santa had visited yet? He crawled into bed with us and went back to sleep before waking at 5am ready to celebrate. Mommy + Daddy were tired (note to self: get in bed earlier next year). We were able to hold him off a bit longer and then we made our way downstairs after hearing Anna's wake-up yell of "Mama!!!" If Simon could have dived into the pile of presents I think he would have - he was seriously so, so excited. It was chaos and magic and delight and fun. Simon danced around the room after finding that Santa brought him the Lego Hogwarts Castle. Anna's favorite was a new baby doll. Chris' parents and Grandparents came over for dinner. They actually brought dinner over which was a very special treat for me! I really, really missed my parents, siblings and their families.

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67 thoughts

  1. Elizabeth A

    2010-12-28 08:29:57 -0500

    My first DD, and I"m going through the end of the month. Have so loved doing this. Thanks for the inspiration.

  2. dawn

    2010-12-28 08:46:01 -0500

    My first DD is done and I love love it. Wanted to go thru the end of the month but it's too full. I can't thank you enough Ali for sharing this project, your daily photos and stories, your inspiration with us. I've loved every minute of this album. My family/friends can't wait to see. Thank you for letting us link up our pages here and sharing them, it was so fun to see how other people did their albums. Have a happy last week of December and I'm looking forward to what you will inspire us with next year.

  3. Tania

    2010-12-28 09:05:40 -0500

    Was there a discount code for the yesterday and today class? I thought i saw one a while ago but wasn't sure if it was a limited time thing, now i can't find it?

    Just looking to see about registering.
    THanks Tania

  4. Nancy May

    2010-12-28 10:28:24 -0500

    Ali, I love the December Daily. (all if you work really) I have also seen your family gratitude spinner project on Big Picture. I know Christmas is over, but I really want to make a Holiday Traditions Spinner to set out ever season. I am wondering if you would have any tips on where to start with that. Would the Spinner class be a good place to start to give me a foundation?

  5. Jan B

    2010-12-28 12:35:44 -0500

    I'm so ready to move on as well, but I did design my book to go til the end of December because my AZ son and his wife will be here til then - and a few days beyond. My book is SO thick! Can't wait to sit down and look at the completed project. We all looked at my 2008 DD book last night. I'm SO glad I did it again this year - it's wonderful to relive the whole month and all we did that really encompasses the "holidays" rather than just "the day" of Christmas. Next year, I think I'm going to go digital... :)

  6. Lexi

    2010-12-28 14:28:31 -0500

    I adore that picture of Anna and Chris - just too perfect!

  7. Wilna

    2010-12-28 15:23:45 -0500

    I AM DONE!!!! YAHOO!! I initially planned to make only 20 pages and in the end i did 22. So happy with my album and more important telling the stories of THIS December.
    THANK YOU ALI for inspiring us to keep on and finish it. It's all because of you.
    : )

  8. louise

    2010-12-28 15:56:43 -0500

    I have shared and loved every moment of the december daily 2010 which is new to me this year. I live in the uk and crafters are very different over here. Mainly in to card making. My love is photography and preserving memories. Many of my friends take photos only on special occasions. My pictures are part of my life diary. I would love to take part in the becky higgins 365 days but not sure if they deliver to uk. I also am not in any way over the whole christmas thing, I'll enjoy it until new year! My dec daily lives on until the 31st! Thanks for the inspiration - I love to see what you are all doing xxx

  9. brandy messer

    2010-12-29 23:08:46 -0500

    i enjoyed all your pages...and have to admit that i havent even started my pages yet! lol i just couldnt make myself make pages without any pictures to go with them...but now i am seeing the significance of that! oh well, lesson learned! but i have kept up my journaling and pictures so i will complete a dd album with 31 pages (b/c my bday is on the 27th). anyway, just wanted to say thank you for everything and i am already looking forward to nxt yr!!=)

  10. caro

    2010-12-30 07:27:59 -0500

    This has been my favouritest DD yet! Thanks for the daily examples and fun concept Ali.

  11. Melanie

    2010-12-30 16:00:46 -0500

    Whew. I did relatively well keeping up - even after I got the flu and then my son got step throat ... but hadn't blogged until today. Feels good to be finished (well, almost, maybe a couple of things to go back & do). So many ideas for next year. Changing the size is definately at the top of the list.

  12. Kerry

    2010-12-30 20:54:01 -0500

    Love them as usual but the two pictures especially Christmas morning sums up the whole album brilliant! xx

  13. Alison Day

    2011-01-01 01:04:36 -0500

    Thank you Ali for this wonderful gift I now possess for my family! I look forward to this process next year!!

  14. Deena

    2011-01-01 12:21:41 -0500

    Ali, thanks for sharing this project with all of us. It was wonderful to see each person's work develop as the month went along. And thank you to all the others who shared their work and provided inspiration and motivation to keep going! Happy New Year all!

  15. Mindy

    2011-01-01 15:08:39 -0500

    Ali, it says that all Christmas stuff at Designer Digitals is on sale through today (Jan. 1) but for some reason it is not showing the Layered Templates on sale. I really wanted to get these! Is there anyway to adjust the price on them? Thank you :)

  16. krys72599

    2011-01-02 19:52:12 -0500

    This is the first year I've ever finished (even though I still have to complete days 6-9! There are photos in a book and the book is put together!!! YAY!!!
    Thanks, Ali! I can't wait to do it again next year!!!

  17. Stephanie George

    2011-01-04 13:12:48 -0500

    Ali, I know you said you are over Christmas the day after, but I'd love to see your finished DD album. Hope you are still planning to post your intro page and your front/back cover with it all put together! Can't wait to see it. I have THOROUGHLY enjoyed checking in every morning to see your latest DD spread. It was like Christmas morning every day in December for me. Thanks so much for sharing!

  18. Wendy S

    2011-01-04 16:01:56 -0500

    Curious if you ever went back and completed your title page? Would love to see how you incorporated the film strips if that is what you ended up doing. Thanks so much for sharing your December with us. I took lots of photos, but am still working on getting them into the pages.

  19. kelly

    2011-01-04 16:13:18 -0500

    thank you so much for continuing to share your december daily, ali. i am always so inspired, motivated, and delighted in seeing how your family celebrates the holidays. so happy to (finally) have a december daily album of my own this year. thanks again.

  20. Marianne

    2011-01-06 03:41:30 -0500

    Thank you for this great project - 6th Jan & I am all finished - I went right up until 31st Dec so am very happy with my effort. This is the 2nd yr I have done this album & I love it. The best part is I used my stash - no new products, even the album. Thanks again for all the creative ideas.

  21. Lindsay

    2011-01-06 18:25:09 -0500

    Only planned for 25 pages, but 26 HAD to be documented. Check out the finale of our Christmas season :)

    Had so much fun with this! Thanks for the inspiration.

  22. Maegen Jenne

    2011-01-06 23:25:11 -0500


  23. Kathy

    2011-01-08 10:29:30 -0500


    I was so happy when I came across your daily december project. My husband and I moved to Texas last June leaving behind all of our family and friends so I knew getting through the holidays was going to be difficult for me. But I started the daily december on the 1st and finished it on the 31st. It made my holidays complete as I was able to add alot about my family and us being apart. I am now waiting for my pictures as I didn't have a way to print the size that I needed so once they are put in my book it's complete and I will be waiting for 2011 daily december. I just loved it! Thanks again Ali.

  24. Anja D

    2011-01-20 04:56:36 -0500

    Yeah I finished my December Daily :)
    I enjoyed your entries and it was very inspiring. Thanks for all!

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