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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  1. MarianneG says…
    12/07/2011

    Love this layout! Am also planning on including our favourite Christmas movie into our December Daily album!

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  2. Deb A says…
    12/07/2011

    So great Ali! Sunday I took a quick picture of "The Muppet Christmas Carol" DVD case and that took centre stage for the day (on paper and on the screen). We are loving this. Thanks for it all.

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  3. Brooke says…
    12/07/2011

    Love how packaging is fun too. My yoghurt company puts a Christmas thank you sticker on their packaging at Christmastime, it's something that will be going in my album.

    The last 2 days have been days like this for me too. Yesterday I didn't take any photos and today I only took 2 - 2 shots of my much needed chocolate cake - a tough Mummy day! Also, thanks for the Lisa Leonard code - I have a necklace on my Christmas wishlist!

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  4. Mrs. b says…
    12/07/2011

    Thank you for all the inspiration - your stories and pages are great! Thanks also for the reminder that certain days are just like that. I've had a lot of those days, and getting inspiration from you and others just help me with tips and ideas that I can use for my own stories and by that I also may get past certain point where I feel stuck in the process.

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  5. Lorette C says…
    12/07/2011

    Christmas can be simple too... the little things count! Thank you for reminding us of this! loving this December Daily... this is my first and I'm learning so much everyday!

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  6. Caryl Hope says…
    12/07/2011

    Oh, thanks for the reminder to keep it simple. I was going in the other direction... Overthinking again. Your last sentence is SO me right now. :-)

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  7. NatalieSpring says…
    12/07/2011

    I don't have a blog, so I'll just share what I have done for my easy days:
    1. Downloaded a Christmas Coloring Sheet and had my daughter color it.
    2. Gave my daughter a pile of Christmas stickers and a 5.5x6.75 piece of cardstock to adhere to my foundation page.

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    1. Marian says…
      12/07/2011

      I love those ideas a those pages will be so great to look back on. They'll probably turn out to be favorites.

    2. Ali says…
      12/07/2011

      I love that too.

  8. Katie Scott says…
    12/07/2011

    Love your pages today & the way that they are so quick and that they give a break from photos. Awesome :)

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  9. steffb says…
    12/07/2011

    Backlogged 3 days now - very busy time at end of term for me so simple is much appreciated!!! Worst thing is I have the pages all made in my mind, just have to find time to actually get them in the book :-P

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  10. Gina Crowley says…
    12/07/2011

    Ha ha..I did the same thing this weekend. I printed an image from "Elf" the movie and added it to my page. Great minds....

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  11. Joy in GA says…
    12/07/2011

    Great idea. Seeing those familiar classic images made me smile. Thanks.

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  12. Dolly/scrapthat says…
    12/07/2011

    LOL My day six is of the Christmas shows because I didn't get a pic yesterday!

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  13. sharon dryjanski says…
    12/07/2011

    I find myself doing the same thing....through out the month things or events that would fit in the theme if note or make a mental note like this weekend is Poinsetta festival 10 to 6 at Baseline and than on Saturday a cafe event and so on....this way it stays front and center on my mind.....

    hugs and blessings

    Sharon Dryjanski --Phoenix Arizona Creative Escape

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  14. Missscrap says…
    12/07/2011

    it's a very good idea. thanks !!

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  15. Jennifer S. says…
    12/07/2011

    Great suggestion! My son is a December baby so I feel like I am doing double duty in one month! Seeing your images of the kit make me sooooo jealous! I found you too late to order but I am using your digital templates. Thank you for helping me understand how to document special moments simply.

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  16. amy says…
    12/07/2011
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  17. Susan says…
    12/07/2011

    great idea. my twins and hubby are participating in my church's christmas production (www.sccjourney.com) and including a brochure into my album will be fantastic and similiar to your inspsiration. Thanks Ali. The day we watch Christmas movies (planning to do that when my grandkids come home) I'll need to match your idea. Thanks so much for all you do. P.S. Each day I attempt to link in with everyone else's december dailys and i always get an error. oh, well.

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  18. [email protected] says…
    12/07/2011

    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.

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  19. Michelle says…
    12/07/2011

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

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  20. Lynn Wigren says…
    12/07/2011

    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.

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  21. Janelle says…
    12/07/2011

    LOVE, LOVE, LOVE these pages!

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  22. Mary Sara P. says…
    12/07/2011

    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.

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  23. Abbey says…
    12/07/2011

    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.

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  24. Paula G says…
    12/07/2011

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

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  25. Holly Costello says…
    12/07/2011

    So creative! Thanks for the chance to win!!

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