I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving!!!
This year, I ventured to NYC for the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.
Why, you ask? Simple. My friend, Matt, was marching in the parade as a member of the Madison Scouts. He was one of 426 participants, made up of current and alumni members, to march in this event.
The Madison Scouts Drum and Bugle Corps was one of the groups that marched down 7th Avenue, around Columbus Circle, and down Broadway to Herald Square. And guess what else?! They were the group RIGHT IN FRONT of Santa, so they essentially escorted him to Macy's!!
HOW COOL IS THAT!!!
This video doesn't do justice to how absolutely incredible the brass players are in this corps, but this is what was broadcast on tv (they played Christmas songs as they marched down to Macy's, but this is all that was captured for the broadcast....)
I mean, COME ON. Those screaming trumpets!!! I can't.
Here's them at rehearsal, standing still, playing the cadence and "Santa Claus is Coming to Town":
Seriously. So. Much. Fun.
This event, naturally, had to mark the beginning of my December Daily album. This year, I am determined to keep up with it better than in the past. Determined.
The December Daily is intended to be just the days leading up to Christmas and then Christmas day (1-25 December), but I like to include the entire Christmas season, which starts (in this case) with Thanksgiving Day.
Here are is my album so far ---
I'm not sure how I like the 4x6 title, so I may end up changing that, but I do like to keep things simple. The top left is from a Heidi Swapp value pack with embellies from My Mind's Eye, and the right is a pic I took when I was in Chestnut Hill on Wednesday morning, before I headed up to NYC. It was too awesome with the holly boughs and the pup sitting outside Starbucks, waiting for his owner.
For this spread, I used the Merry Christmas letterpress plate from Studio Calico, a quick pic on the train, and 2x2 instas from the parade (i printed all these pics on my Canon Selphy 910, which is a great lil' printer for projects like this, so you can instantly add photos to the album.). Unfortunately, I couldn't get close enough to the parade itself to snap pics of the Scouts as they went by, but since the balloons are enormous, I was able to get snaps of some of them. I still have to do simple embelishments for the red squares, but I left it as-is for the moment, and hopefully tomorrow I'll be more inspired to get my stamps and embellies out to finish this page.
That's it, folks! December Daily is officially started!!
How was your Thanksgiving?! Have you started any of your Christmas season festivities yet?!!?