Katie had the fun idea to take a look back at a specific day in my December Daily™ albums over the past six years to see what sorts of stories I told. Last year we went through and made a list of all the different stories I’ve told over the years – you can check that out here.
She picked December 10th as the day to review (totally random) and here’s what we found:
Simon’s first soccer practice. This is a great example of the times when I’ve simply included an everyday life story vs. a holiday story. It doesn’t have to be something seasonal each day. Make it work for you so you have motivation to follow through with it.
The journaling for this page was written on a card and added to a pattern transparency.
This spread features a strip of photos of an ornament that my parents gave to Simon and the details of that story are printed on the right had side of the page.
Simon and I had a date to see Fantastic Mr. Fox at the movie theater. I also added a page from the newspaper that shows what the weather was like on this particular day.
This spread tells the story of Katie and Anna making ornaments. The right hand side is a full page, close-up photo of the ornaments. The printed transparency is a page on it’s own between the right and left hand pages. The left page includes the journaling and some of the original painting Anna was doing was added as a strip along the bottom.
A visit with Santa. That photo on the left is one of my favorites. Love the contrast between the photo I took and the professional one.
This spread includes a Hello December Day card (from my Christmas Story Journal Cards set), “let your heart be light” word art printed on vellum and a photo of Anna playing with a bunch of her little people and animals. I actually loved that 4×6 size for my album last year as I felt it helped me keep things simple.
WHAT DO YOU CARE ABOUT MOST? As you check out all kinds of December album examples online I invite you to think through what you care about most during the holiday season. What stories do you want to capture? How can you set yourself up for success?
December Daily™ is not about making the coolest page with the newest products, it’s about celebrating the season, finding the joy and being thankful for all the blessings we have in our lives.