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December Daily™ 2011 | Day Nine

Welcome to December Daily™ 2011 | Day Nine.

JUST A NOTE | I've got a second post going here on my Projects Blog today - December's Technique Tuesday/Studio AE Blog Hop. Check it out here.

Have you guys heard of Portable North Pole? My friend Stacey introduced it to me last year - it's a way for your kids, grandkids, neighbor kids, etc to receive an email and a video message Santa. The best part is that it's personalized.

It was pretty much magic watching Simon and then Anna view their videos.

The best part was Simon saying to Anna, "Anna, I'm so glad you're on the nice list." He was so excited for her. He's a really good brother.

Here's a look at my pages and my process:

For the first page I used one of my December Daily™ Layered Templates (includes the favorite tradition overlay).

I printed that on 8.5 x 11 and cut.

On top of the photo I added a "he" and "she" buttons from Ormolu. The "&" was cut with the Silhouette.

For the second page I printed out the email and did some cutting and pasting. I printed it directly from my email program.

I printed and cut up both emails so I could include their names together on this one page.

It's hard to do justice and capture just how excited they both were.

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43 thoughts

  1. heather says…
    12/10/2011

    Wow never thought I would be number 1 link up woo hoo!! I am saving our video for a day next week when I have nothing and have to work but already did the screen shot..so excited for it!

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    1. laura g. says…
      12/10/2011

      checked out your page today and i loved it! we bought a 104 year old house 6 years ago and added on a scrapbook room and another bathroom we still have projects to finish too! remodel original bathroom (probably added on in the 40's) and re-do or replace the floors in most of the rooms til then i am making do with green shag carpeting (so 60's!!) and old vinyl....

  2. Tina J. says…
    12/10/2011

    Oh my gosh, the expressions on their faces! AMAZING! I'm excited for them! hehehe

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  3. Nicky from Canada says…
    12/10/2011

    we do this every year!! it is amazing and the boys loves it.

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  4. Sandra ltb says…
    12/10/2011

    you are amazing ....
    Sandra ltb

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  5. Ellen C says…
    12/10/2011

    I so enjoyed this story! Thank you.

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  6. Paula G says…
    12/10/2011

    HO HO HO - I LOVE this entry in your DD!! WOW!!! I have a 14 year old and this is her 1st year to say she's too old for alot of the Santa stuff - but guess what - I am going to do this anyway!!!

    One of our traditions is also to use the NORAD Santa tracker - it has a kids countdown village with some games and is especially cool on Christmas Eve - your kids can see what country Santa is in. I believe NASA started this site for kids...here is the link...enjoy!

    http://www.noradsanta.org/en/index.html

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    1. Mariette says…
      12/11/2011

      Thank you Paula, cant wait to show my kids this site.

  7. Layle says…
    12/10/2011

    Oh my gosh. The look on Simon's face is absolutely priceless Ali! Pure and innocent joy. How special! Thanks again for December Daily - so glad to be participating again this year.

    Happy holidays to you!

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  8. laura g. says…
    12/10/2011

    nothing is better than watching your children's or grandchildren's faces at christmas!!!

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  9. Denise KC says…
    12/10/2011

    We did this last year too! They both look so happy. Simon is such a sweet boy :)

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  10. Melanie says…
    12/10/2011

    The look you captured on both of their faces is absolutely priceless! Great stuff. :)

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  11. Lisa says…
    12/10/2011

    I am looking forward to doing this again this yer. Santa even sent me a reminder!

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  12. mandee m says…
    12/10/2011

    This is great! We must be channeling the same thing, I just set up the kiddo's last night! Love this too! Can't wait to show my littles their message today!

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  13. Katie Scott says…
    12/10/2011

    I did the Santa Videos with my kids and my 9 year old boy said "Is this a VIDEO CHAT?!? Can HE SEE ME?" He was very relieved that Santa couldn't actually see him through the computer. My 8 year old daughter is feeling pretty confident about the new Barbie Dreamhouse with the knowledge that she is on the nice list - I told her better keep up the good behavior because I'm pretty sure Santa checks his lists one more time Christmas Eve.

    Thanks for letting us know about the Santa video thing. So Awesome.

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  14. Jeni says…
    12/10/2011

    I am really enjoying this project. And I love finding all these new blogs to look at!

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  15. Teri H. says…
    12/10/2011

    I understand that you print your photos at home. In the spring we're hoping to get a new computer and printer. I would LOVE to be able to print photos at home. What printer do you recommend? Do you think we should have a separate one for regular printing, and one for photo printing?

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  16. Teri H. says…
    12/10/2011

    Oops.

    PS - LOVE your December daily!

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  17. annette says…
    12/10/2011

    Hi Ali,
    Love this page!!!!! This was the year that my ASD 11 year old found out about good old Saint Nick. I had already ordered the video and wanted to do a page in my Dec. Daily and tell the story of how he handled it . Anyway he loved the video. Thanks to your post I now have an inspiration for the page "YES, Nick there is a Santa." Thanks for the GREAT inspiration and although I am behind a few days I will keep plugging along...

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  18. Debbi G. says…
    12/10/2011

    Thanks again Ali!! Not onnly for inspiring me always..but now we have a new tradition..emails from Santa!!! How fun!!

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  19. Debbi G. says…
    12/10/2011

    Thanks again Ali!! Not onnly for inspiring me always..but now we have a new tradition..emails from Santa!!! How fun!!

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  20. Michelle says…
    12/10/2011

    Love seeing your pages each day, it is very inspiring and motivating. On a different note, was there a deadline for the santa email? The link and a google search brings up an empty screen :(

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  21. Shannon B says…
    12/10/2011

    Thank you for your post about PNP. I sent a video to my grandson & he loved it! Loving December daily.

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  22. rhonda says…
    12/10/2011

    The look on Simon's face is precious, what a priceless moment to capture! Yeah for Simon and Anna being on the nice list!

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  23. Kim Thomas says…
    12/10/2011

    I love your layout. So cute! That is definitely Christmas magic. Thank you for the link. I'll pass it on. Have a great day! I can't wait to see tomorrows post. :)

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  24. Carmen Pauls Orthner says…
    12/10/2011

    Oh, so sweet!! :) I took your idea and got a video for Sara as well. She probably won't "get it" yet, but it's really cute!

    Carmen.

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  25. Kathy (kathyb) says…
    12/10/2011

    Ali, can I ask what paper trimmer you are using in the photo in this post. Mine is needing replacing. I really want one that cuts straight too :) Merry Christmas to you and your family.

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