I don't know how many of you stitchers also scrap, but there's this fun concept called a December Daily album, of which the intent is to document the holiday season each day. This way, you can capture all the fun Christmas moments like baking Christmas cookies, decorating the tree, watching your favorite Christmas movie, and also documenting the ordinary things you do during the holidays.
My first impression of this concept was that it wasn't for me. Every album I saw on blogs was of people with their kids.
I might act like a 10-year-old sometimes, like this entire month because I'm obsessed with Christmas, and when I watch Disney movies (whatever. don't judge. you know you love Aladdin just as much as i do. and The Lion King. annnnnd Sleeping Beauty. yeah that's right.), but since I don't have kids to take pics of every 30 seconds, I wasn't sold on the whole December Daily idea.
But I do fun stuff during Christmas, like go to NYC. And downtown Philly. And hang out with friends. And I make stuff like, every day, but have hardly any proof of the stuff I make, because it all flies out the door almost as quick as I make it (read: my Christmas cards). Oh, and I BAKE. A LOT.
Bingo. I will document ALL THAT STUFF.
So, I started gathering pics from last year, and since there weren't that many, I decided to have them in the front of my album for this year. No harm, right? Especially since I took some pretty cool pics last year when I was up in NYC two days in a row about two weeks before Christmas.
There really is nothing like Christmas in NYC. The lights and decorations are outrageous. If you ever have the opportunity to visit NYC during December, DO IT.
December Daily albums are meant to be small, so this is a SN@P album from Simple Stories (which you can find at your local Michaels with your 40% off coup), which I got in red (duh) and just got to it.
The building on the left? Cartier. Wrapped like a gift. Those glowing blobs on the side & roof?? Jaguars. I died when I saw this. The pic on the right is Macy's.
For this page, since my pics are all Instagram snaps cut to 3x3, and the instapockets in the page protectors are 4x4, I just took a piece of glitter paper, cut it to 6x8 (the size of this album), and stuck the pics on like a collage. Then, I added the snowflakes. Just 'cuz. From top to bottom, that's Fendi, Radio City Music Hall, inside a mall in Columbus Circle, and the tree in Bryant Park. I put those little thingies (yes, that's the technical name) on the edges to have them be on the rings like the rest of the protectors, and viola.
On this page, I took paper, cut it to 4x6 to fit the protector, then attached these lil' pics on front. I plan on adding embellies later, but wanted to at least get these into the album. One of the days I was in NYC last year, I went to brunch with one of my friends, and Maison is the restaurant where we ate. The bottom pic is a restaurant in Bryant Park, which looked very cozy and warm, since it was a disgusting, drizzly, dreary day when we were there.
So, that's all I got for December from last year. At least at the moment. I may have some more pics hidden on my computer I can order and add later, but I'm happy I was able to start my album with these fun NYC pics!!
Do you document December? Do you just document Christmas Eve or Christmas Day?? I'd love to hear how you do your memory keeping for the holidays!! If you want to know more about the December Daily album concept, visit Ali Edwards' site - she's amazing.
Much love ~~~