In the photo above I simply opened to a random page and laid it on my desk - that's what it looked like laying flat.
Here's what it looks like when I pull the binding strings a bit tighter. That's about how much give I allowed for when I tied the twine + ribbon.
2010 Process Reflections
I love this project. I still love it after five years of committing myself to doing it each December.
Here's a few thoughts on this year's process:
- I'm a definite fan of the all-one-size pages. That doesn't mean that I won't change it up again in the future but I loved the simplicity.
- I also really liked having the templates. They were simple and provided a nice solid foundation for all my content. I liked that I was still able to keep it interesting by mixing up different things in each of the areas (photos, journaling, papers, etc).
- I LOVE full page photo enlargements.
- The binding continues to be an issue each year. 25+ days of content means a thick book. Maybe for next year we can get someone to make a thicker album that can hold an album of this depth.
- This was the first year that I kept up every single day (except for getting the title page + binding completed). I really think that was because I set myself up for success by having all the pages printed and ready to go. It also helps that I post them here everyday.
- I can't say what, if anything, I'll do differently for December 2011. I'll just have to see what I'm thinking and feeling when it comes time to start thinking about it actively again in October.
What I love most is pulling them out of storage each December (I pack them away with our Christmas stuff). When we pull them out the next year and the year after and look through each one and recall stories and see the images and laugh and sigh and enjoy seeing what the season was like in our lives in that particular year, it is just so great.
Again, thanks so much for joining me in 2010!
All posts about December Daily™ can be found here.