December Daily™ 2011 | Day Six

Welcome to December Daily™ 2011 | Day Six.

Each year when I put this album together I always know there will be a day or two (or more) where I'd love to just be super quick with the process. Not every page has to be crafty, extensive, well thought-out, have photos, or even have words.

Today was that day for me.

Knowing that, I usually stash a few things in my December Daily™ pile that I can put into my album that tell simple, quick stories (that are still meaningful when viewed in the context of the whole album). They often involve things cut from packaging, magazines, etc.

Here's a look at each page for today:

Packaging cut from Anna's Advent calendar (Playmobil Christmas Post Office). I'll add something from Simon's (Lego Star Wars) when December is over (his didn't have any extra packaging). Actually I might just print out an image from online to add to the pocket. Brown paper bag tag was cut from a Trader Joes shopping bag. Cut little red and white paper clip is from Smash.

The second page image was cut from the DVD packaging. Underneath I wrote a few details about what kind of Advent Calendar each kid received and how they've been watching these movies (and Home Alone).

Quick and easy. Especially great for those days when everything else feels anything but quick and easy (also great for days when you might be playing catch-up and find yourself working on more than one day at a time).


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42 thoughts

  1. [email protected]

    2011-12-07 10:22:07 -0500

    Ha! I bought the same DVD set for Alyssa this year and I planned on using the packaging in my album too! Christmas movies are such a part of the holiday season and the movies in this set were ones I looked forward to watching on TV when I was a kid.

  2. Michelle

    2011-12-07 10:33:20 -0500

    I have this packaging to those movies—-really wanna use it!

  3. Lynn Wigren

    2011-12-07 10:36:50 -0500

    The image of the Christmas Classics takes me right back to my childhood! Is Lisa Leonard the same artist that makes the OLW items? I'll have to check her site but just wondering - my word last year was to long to have on a necklace but this year's word is only 3 letters so I'd like to get a necklace this year.

  4. Janelle

    2011-12-07 11:04:29 -0500

    LOVE, LOVE, LOVE these pages!

  5. Mary Sara P.

    2011-12-07 11:05:17 -0500

    Ali, great idea. The last two days have been really busy so haven't really been able to take pictures or do much. This will be pefect for me to do. Really trying to get the December Daily done this year.

  6. Abbey

    2011-12-07 11:21:51 -0500

    I was in a similar place today. Really tempted to let today slide, but very glad I did the page anyway. Didn't end up as quick as I'd like, but this is a great idea for another day like yesterday.

  7. Paula G

    2011-12-07 11:34:32 -0500

    Great pages! PS - my kids LOVED all of the Home Alone movies,especially at the holidays - lots of giggles!

  8. Holly Costello

    2011-12-07 12:16:01 -0500

    So creative! Thanks for the chance to win!!

  9. cinback

    2011-12-07 12:29:35 -0500

    This is definitely what I need today...quick and easy. I have been playing catch up since the weekend.

  10. Kim Thomas

    2011-12-07 12:35:46 -0500

    This is such a great idea. I love it! Thank you for the inspiration. :)

  11. rhonda

    2011-12-07 14:01:50 -0500

    I love easy days esp. after a few stressful ones! Ciara has a chocolate advent calender from Target this year, but next year with my new grandbaby on the way I want to start the Lego Advent tradition!

  12. Gina Baj

    2011-12-07 16:02:57 -0500

    I just love watching you creating your DD, you help to make this a guilt free, stress free process. Thank you.

  13. Monica L.

    2011-12-07 16:41:09 -0500

    Loving all the pages!!! unfortunately I'm sooooo behind :(

  14. Christine

    2011-12-07 17:13:31 -0500

    Awesome page :) Thanks for the inspiration!

  15. Erica Hettwer

    2011-12-07 17:29:55 -0500

    Yay! Must have page with our favorite Christmas movies! Especially covering how Mickey watches "Grinch" all year round. <3

  16. Maureen

    2011-12-07 20:27:59 -0500

    love the page today - tfs.

  17. Karen Heisler

    2011-12-07 23:03:46 -0500

    Great ideas for a busy week - I'm already days behind. Thanks for the inspiration!

  18. Sharon

    2011-12-07 23:48:17 -0500

    Great ideas - wednesdays are "Grandma day" with two of my grandchildren and today we sang Frosty the Snowman, Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer and Santa is coming to town and watched and sang while watching You Tube videos. Great idea for todays page to include pics of them and packaging. Thanks - you are so inspiring.

  19. mandee m

    2011-12-08 00:23:36 -0500

    i love that your kiddo's love Home Alone... my little one calls it "THE FUNNY BOY MOVIE" because he thinks it is so funny that he plays pranks on the "bad guys"

    So much fun!

  20. Jane T

    2011-12-08 01:58:03 -0500

    Now, that is something I am dying to get my hands on. Haven't seen any where I live. :-)

  21. Happy Now

    2011-12-08 07:57:45 -0500

    Oh, my kids are LOVING their Advent calendars, too!! (Thanks to you for the suggestion... although my youngest has already misplaced his red mailbox and all of the letters from the PlayMobil set...). :)

  22. Michelle Huegel

    2011-12-08 16:30:45 -0500

    Thanks for the reminder that not every day has to be all cool and special - ordinary days and ordinary things are just perfect, too! Which is pretty much exactly what my days 6-7 are about LOL!!

  23. MK

    2011-12-08 19:39:30 -0500

    There is nothing better than great packaging. I went shopping over the weekend and saved my TJ bags. Great packaging all around us we just need to slow down to take it all in.

  24. Deonne

    2011-12-09 11:59:36 -0500

    Don't think you realized it, but every day when you put the link in the first sentence of your post where it says Welcome to December Daily 2011, if I click on it, it links to your 2009 posts, not 2011. Any chance you could swap those out?
    Thanks so much!

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    2011-12-18 14:03:09 -0500

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