December Daily™ 2011 | Day Twenty-Four

Welcome to December Daily™ 2011 | Day Twenty-Four.

Ah, Christmas Eve. I love this day - the anticipation, the excitement, the magic.

My favorite part of the day is when darkness begins to fall and the twinkle lights seem to glow brighter than any previous day.

I've been holding on to that Santa drawing from the paper all month. It was part of an ad for Macy's - I loved that it was city specific.

December Sentiment Strip right above the jouranling. Journaling font is Garamond (date is Helvetica Neue). The green word sticker is from October Afternoon.

This time I did more of a play by play with my jouranling. I think that's the kind of thing that will be cool to look back on in future years (and next year when I will have forgotten what we did this year).

Pattern paper along the bottom is My Mind's Eye Peppermint Patty. Stamp on kraft cardstock is my 25 Moments from Technique Tuesday.


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28 thoughts shared

  1. Estellita

    2011-12-27 14:28:29 -0600

    Love the way you take your picture to write the journaling after printing. Love it, make it !
    Kisses from France

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  2. Mallory

    2011-12-27 14:40:15 -0600

    Love how Anna's pjs match the wrapping paper! :) Love Christmas Eve too, always have.

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  3. Debbie S.

    2011-12-27 14:46:09 -0600

    Lovely!

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  4. Kristina in Oz

    2011-12-27 14:58:26 -0600

    That picture is so beautiful. I love their PJ's. Way too cute. In one instance you just captured the magic. Perfect.

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  5. rhonda

    2011-12-27 15:28:27 -0600

    Loving your album, hoping to finish mine today!

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  6. Julie L.

    2011-12-27 15:37:19 -0600

    Okay, I have to know, where are Anna's p.j.s from? We always do one present on Christmas eve and it is always p.j.s. I'd love to get these for my girls.

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  7. Cathy S

    2011-12-27 15:54:47 -0600

    Knowing we had a full day, I recorded Xmas Eve in a day-in-the-life way, taking photos and recording times. Interesting to see how it will compare in future years.

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  8. em

    2011-12-27 16:23:56 -0600

    Ali, I want to thank you for doing this this year especially. I am in a similar family situation as you and couldn't bear to do a DD this year for many reasons. It's therapeutic to read your journaling. I have two kids myself and we did a similar thing on Christmas Eve, right down to the short drive to see lights. Hope your New Year is "up"!

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  9. dawn

    2011-12-27 18:09:27 -0600

    LOVE LOVE THIS ALI!! Anna is so sweet in those yummy pj's!!

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  10. k8

    2011-12-27 18:19:28 -0600

    Oh, Anna's pj's are soooooooo cute......she could be a dancer in the land of sweets in Nutcracker in those! That's immediately what came to mind.......love Christmas jamms......

    k8

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  11. Kris F

    2011-12-27 19:41:08 -0600

    Love your daily pages.
    Looking forward to one little word again.

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  12. Katie Scott

    2011-12-27 20:22:05 -0600

    Yes, seriously cute jammies! I'm working on finishing up my album - it sort of seems like I'll never finish but I also sort of don't want it to end (like reading a good long book).

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  13. laura g.

    2011-12-27 21:49:24 -0600

    very, very sweet! different but still good, huh? next year will be easier, i promise!

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  14. Claire

    2011-12-27 22:15:45 -0600

    Someone wrapped Anna and put her under the tree!

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  15. Kylie

    2011-12-27 23:43:06 -0600

    loved all the comments re: anna and pjs. Clare - that's what I thought, she's been wrapped in xmas paper. Too Cute!!!!

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  16. Kim B.

    2011-12-28 01:02:56 -0600

    Of course Anna's candy-cane-striped pajamas are the cutest, but I also love that Santa illustration from the paper!

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  17. Alida Post

    2011-12-28 03:13:05 -0600

    Love all of the above. And the glimpse of snow through the window. Wonderful that you captured all that in one picture.

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  18. Cori J

    2011-12-28 10:27:45 -0600

    Hi Ali,
    We also unwrap family gifts on Christmas Eve and Santa on Christmas morning. It was our compromise....my family always opened on Christmas morning (English) and my husbands always opened on Christmas Eve (Danish). Now I love it.....Christmas feels longer and the effort of choosing gifts seems to be more appreciated as everything gets played with.
    From my experience I hope you stick with it.
    Wishing you the best for 2012! Hoping it is a good year for you.
    Cori

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  19. Kendra

    2011-12-28 12:44:30 -0600

    I LOVE Anna's peppermint stripe jammies!

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  20. Cindy

    2011-12-28 15:10:31 -0600

    Love this layout.......it's so fun! Anna's jammies are so darned cute too!!! (wonder if they make them in big girl sizes) :)

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  21. Libbi M.

    2011-12-28 15:26:24 -0600

    i was wondering if you have a december daily flickr account set up for sharing photos? if you do, can you share a link? i don't have a blog to share photos of my completed album. thank you.

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  22. Karin Podolski

    2011-12-28 15:43:49 -0600

    Loved the journaling on this page. I was stumped for last Thursday's page, because honestly I didn't want to remember that day --- it started with us having to call the ambulance to pull my elderly father out of the hot tub (he is FINE now, he just spent a little too much time in the hot water). I even took a picture of him in the ER (giving me the "finger" with his pulse oximeter ha ha ha). I ended up putting the picture in a little pocket of the 9-pocket page protector (gotta share the good and bad), but took the page for that day and "doodled" all the things I love about the holidays. I will also go back and add some details to the events of Christmas Eve and Christmas day (I really just ended up with several pictures).

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  23. Jodie

    2011-12-28 22:51:47 -0600

    absolutely love the layout, well your whole entire album actually, I have 4 children (under 8) and for 2 years keep saying I am going to make time for a DD album I am planning now fir 2012 this will be the year, anyways Ali I wanted to know the settings for that gorgeous shot of the kids, recently I am very disappointed with my indoor picture. If you have time to share it would be greatly appreciated. Thanks

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  24. Brooke

    2011-12-30 03:39:17 -0600

    Love this layout. And the play by play is a good idea. Christmas Eve and Christmas Day are always so jam packed.

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  25. Hannie

    2011-12-30 21:50:39 -0600

    I've just loaded my blog with my december daily in one go. http://fonmee.blogspot.com/2011/12/my-december-daily-for-2011-photo-heavy.html

    * edited 08/11/14 06:35AM
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