Hi everyone! Francine here to kick off our daily blogging for December. It's usually around this time of year (i.e. late) that I panic and try to come up with Advent Calendar and December Daily ideas. Last year while I was working on our Advent Calendar and thinking about December Daily,I suddenly had a fabulous idea! I can use last year's photos to do a quick decorative Advent Calendar! And so I did.
It came together really quickly, so if you're looking for a last minute idea, you could totally pull this off today.You can use this as an Advent Calendar, or as a way to display your December Daily. I used my daily photos from December of the previous year, and hung it all up at once. You can hang each day separately if you like.
Here's how I did it.
I used the Windows Photo Printing Wizard to print my photos off in the 3 x 5 size (9x13 cm if you're in Europe like me). That gets you four photos to an A4 or letter page.
I cut 24 pieces of kraft cardstock measuring 4 x 5.5 inches - I used four sheets of 12x12 paper.
Once the photos were stuck to the cardstock, I added some washi tape at the top.
Then I punched out 24 circles from white cardstock and added the numbers 1-24 using stickers.
I then hung the cards from Baker's twine using mini clothespins.
Squuuuuuueeeeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaaaal! I just loved it!
Here are some ways you can use this idea:
1. You can hang the cards daily to use as a countdown and talk with your family about what happened one year ago.
2. You can write an activity on the back to do each day.
3. You can do this with the photos you take this year! A hanging December Daily!
Have I mentioned that this makes me so happy?
Once Christmas was over I bound the cards together in a book. All my journaling is in my online album, so I printed it out, stuck it on the back of each card and added covers.
Are you doing an Advent Calendar and/or December Daily this year?