as inspired by Ali Edwards. I have enjoyed this project very much the past two years - here is the album I made two years ago. I guess I didn't post last year's album, though I did make it and finished it pretty promptly! The idea is to add a photo and/or story for every day of December to document the month. Sometimes I do two pictures. Sometimes I don't have a picture for a day and use something representative. It's not strict! It also doesn't need to be all holiday related - in some way it's a chance to document every day life alongside the Christmas season.
Most people completely make their foundation pages ahead of time (here's a beautiful example) but I find that doesn't quite work for me. The idea is to make it easy to do during the busy December month... but I need it to be easy AND have the lure of a little creative play to keep me going. So, I make pages, numbers and a few extras and let myself choose which to use each day. I have them in a clear, zippered pencil pouch to keep the main items together.
The first photo is an idea of what the pages may look like when I choose what to use. But I'll also probably make some pages that are just photos printed with borders and glued back to back. The pages themselves are 5x7". That way, I can use an occasional trimmed portrait-direction picture in amongst mostly landscape-direction pictures.
traveling vacation mini-book from 2010 (and the results are here). This has been my favorite mini-book, both in process and in final product, so I decided to follow the pattern for my December Daily this year.
I even have it in the same traveling clipboard, along with some scraps and random Christmas supplies.