Last month I blogged about my plans for my December Daily album. This is my fourth year doing this project, and I wanted to give you an update and show how my album is coming along.
December is often a busy month, and it has been even more so for me this year since I defended my PhD the first week of December. While still wanting to put together a December Daily album (it's my favorite project of the year!), I decided to cut myself some slack by choosing an easy format - pocket page scrapbooking. I knew I would end up being several days behind when I started working on my album, and wanted to make it easy to catch up at my own pace. So, here we are - it's December 16, and I have only 5 pages documented in my album. But it's OK, and I know I will catch up easily.
In the past I always worked on my album first and only at the end completed the cover, but this year I started by embellishing the cover of my album.
My cover is very simple. I bought a Christmas ornament at Target and used it as the main feature of my album. I love how the red pops off the woodgrain album!
The first page of my album is my favorite so far - I attached a die cut embellishments on top of a gold vellum page using two brads.
The opening page has a full page photo of our Christmas tree that I decorated over Thanksgiving weekend. And then the December pages start. I don't have a set rule for how much space to dedicate to each day. Day 1, for example, takes up almost three pages, while Days 2-4 take up 1.5 pages total. I am using some big vellum numbers by Crate Paper to mark the days.
In the first spread I documented one of our favorite Christmas traditions - Advent calendars. We have four of them this year! :)
With such a busy month we haven't had many holiday related events to include in the album, but there's always a photo or two relayed to Christmas for me to include - more often than not, it's a picture of our Elf on the shelf.
How are you documenting your December? Do you wait until the hustle and bustle of the holidays is over or do you attempt to document it while it's happening like me? I'd love to hear!