Hello, it's Jennifer Larson with a confession: I don't do December Daily. I probably never will.
See, in addition to the regular December crazy-busy that everybody experiences, I am also a church musician, which means either I or my family (also musicians) perform at almost every church service until Christmas. In addition to that December time-crunch, I teach in a district where our term ends the first week of December, so I am madly finishing grading while preparing for the new term. There's no way I would have time to record December Daily, even if I made the album in advance.
Still, I like a full record of December, one that won't fill a whole album with layouts. My solution? The December spread.
A few years ago I made this two-page layout to record everything I wanted to remember from December. A few things I did made this two-pager easy to make:
- The photos are all the same size.
- The photos are set up in a grid.
- The design spreads in a line across the page break.
- The journaling is a list that corresponds with the numbered photos.
Here's another December overview layout from two years ago:
Again, I used photos that were the same size, set them up in a grid, and journaled with a numbered list. I'm planning something similar for last year's December spread, this time with wallet-sized photos.
Thank you for reading about my alternative to recording December! If you need a way to record December but December Daily hasn't worked for you, try a layout with lots of small photos instead.