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December 21, 2012

December Daily™ 2012 | Day Twenty

Christmas cards. Love.

Lots of emotions around here as we get closer to the holidays. Doing things a bit differently than in the past and I’m riding the waves of love and longing and embracing the goodness of family and friends. Working on staying focused on the beauty of the season and my own personal intentions for how I want to experience the wonder of Christmas.

I believe.

Our Christmas card this year came from Minted (same company I used last year). Love their quality. This one is actually around 5×7 so I did cut it down to fit into the 4×6 pocket.

They offer other cool stuff in addition to cards – love checking out their art prints too.

The circles above on the jouranling card were made using the circle stamps from the December Daily™ stamp set + Zing embossing in red, silver and platinum.

This is one of my absolute favorite photos from this past year. I love these two so very much and can’t wait to experience Christmas with them again on Tuesday.

Here’s a link of all my days so far for 2012:


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  • 1.
    Sarah said…

    Beautiful card Ali – I used a picture of my boys this year too and love how it turned out.

  • 2.
    Mrs. b said…

    Love your Christmas card and such a beautiful and “joy in the moment” photo of your children!
    I also have Christmas cards as todays story.

  • 3.
    Mrs. b said…

    Love your Christmas card and such a beautiful and “joy in the moment” photo of your children!
    I also have Christmas cards as todays story.

  • 4.
    Lisa W. said…

    Ahhhhhhhhhh Ali this picture is adorable…just breathtaking. This just made my day. Merry Christmas!!! Its so exciting with little kiddo’s at Christmas time………

  • 5.
    Debbie said…

    Love love love Anna’s expression! Simon is so sweet too. Thank you for sharing this today.

  • 6.
    aliza said…

    I don’t comment here that often because I would just keep writing the same thing; “This is beautiful.” I just love ll your work. There’s always something a little new, and always pretty. I love it all.

  • 7.
    Yolanda D said…

    Oh how I love your Christmas card! It makes me wonder if I could do a mini-album that illustrated the biblical passage of the beatitudes. Hmmm,I’ll have to chew on that thought. Your dailies are such an inspiration to me as I work on my first Project Life album.

  • 8.
    Ilona said…

    Lovely lovely photo!!! I love love love it… was that to often that I said I love it? ;-) They are both captured so well!

  • 9.
    Paula said…

    Love your card, the kids are beautiful. I can so relate to your journaling…the year of the emotional roller coaster hit us both…but we didn’t leave the park – we’re still riding, hands in the air, hair in the wind…sometimes we get motion sick, but we recover and recall the fun parts of this wild ride called life. Love your honesty – it lifts us all and reminds us things sure don’t have to be even close to perfect to be joyful.

  • 10.
    kelly thompson said…

    dont know if i said it before but this is really cute and a great idea and seems to be like an improved scrapbooking idea! love it!

  • 11.
    Stacyk said…

    Awesome picture of the kids!

  • 12.
    margote05 said…

    Love this picture!!!!

  • 13.
    Alida said…

    Absolutely Ali, stay focussed on these beautiful kids and the joy of sharing Christmas with them. Christmas with them at this exact age only happens once. Glad you’re savouring it amidst everything. Wishing you lots of joyful moments.

  • 14.
    HeidiY said…

    That’s a great picture! i LOVE your photos, stories + viewpoints – capturing your beautiful family + memories! you are such an inspiration! Happy holidays!!

  • 15.
    Mel said…

    Lovely photograph and story for yesterday.

  • 16.
    Debbie said…

    This is beautiful!!!

  • 17.
    Peggy said…

    Hi Ali!! I LOVE your card, but I have a question….when I went to the web site it seems that the card is 5 (horizontally) and 7 vertically….how did you make it fit in the 4×6 protector if the 6 is the (horizontal)??? My card that I sent out this year is 5×7 as well, but it will be an inch short on the sides for my 6 inch protector. THANKS!!! I just wonder is all, how you did it. APPRECIATE YOUR TIME!!!

    • ….
      Ali said…

      This card is 7 horizontally and 5 vertically. You can choose when you order the card to make it either vertical or horizontal.

    • ….
      Peggy said…

      Oh I see….well, it was a GREAT card and my card I did, unfortunately at Wal-mart and needless to say I made mine 7 vertically and 5 horizontally. DARN!! I will make it work though. Great card and GREAT SITE!! Hope to use them next year!!
      Thanks for the reply!!!

  • 18.
    Miss Niki said…

    You continue to amaze me!! Love your work! Thanks for sharing your life online.

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