And just like that, it's December 30th. Christmas is over, and we're gearing up for the new year.
2014 is gonna go out with a bang, and 2015 is gonna be wicked awesome. You heard it here first.
But, before we get that clean slate on 1 January, here's a peek at my full December Daily album. I had a lot of fun making this album, mainly because I decided to stop hoarding all my Christmas paper and embellishments. They're not doing any good laying around in my bins, so I did the best I could to use most of what I had for this project. I'm actually really, really proud of myself - I didn't buy any new Christmas paper before OR after Christmas. THAT takes an insane amount self control, my friends. Hooooo boy.
I'll start where I left off in my last post about DD --
Day 9: kiiiiinda lame, since I have no pic for that day, but I like the tree printable on the facing page...
Days 10 & 11: Day 10 is from the Anthropolgie store in Rittenhouse Square. It's one of my absolute favorite buildings of all time - they kept most of the original architecture intact from this house when they converted it to a store. It's absolutely stunning inside. I took this from the ground level floor, looking down to what used to be the kitchen in the basement, where they have their home goods section. Day 11 is the gigantic tree in the Liberty II building in Center City, one of my favorite trees to see each year.
Days 12 & 13: I'm eh about Day 12, but what can ya do. I may switch this up, I may not. The pic I chose is the light show from the old Wanamaker's building - now Macy's. Day 13 is the wreaths in the arches at Macy's, which are in the area of the light show.
Days 14 & 15: Day 14 is of the tree and the tops of some of the shops in the Christmas Village in Love Park, right outside City Hall. Day 15 is a snap of the handmade gift tags I made for all the gifts this year. Just a simple stamp on a kraft tag (that I cut out using my Cricut, but you can use pre-made tags) that says "I'm dreaming of a white christmas" with red glitter embossing power, and red baker's twine. Boom.
Days 16 & 17: Day 16 is all about the Santa display at Pottery Barn. I wanted everything on that table. Day 17 is a little stitching I've been doing when I should be doing 47 thousand other things. (yes, i stamped directly on that photo of my stitching - Staz-on ink works on any surface!)
Day 18: Day 18 gets a two-page spread. It's the day my nephew was born! I'm an honorary aunt to many of my friends' kids, but this time I'm an aunt to my sister's first baby! Welcome to the world, Carrick James!
Days 19 & 20: Day 19 is when I was able to see the baby - the day he was born, I didn't get the chance to see him, but when I went back the next day, I was able to see him and hold him for a while. Day 20 is the ornament I made for him for his first Christmas. It's a Prairie Schooler design, from the Christmas Tree Farm chart.
Days 21 & 22: Day 21 is a snap of a house in my neighborhood whose lights are the rosary, and they have a manger scene below. I've never seen anyone do anything like this, so I had to get a snap. Day 22 is a snap of the cards I made this year.
Days 23 & 24: Day 23 is hot chocolate and White Christmas. The best Christmas movie ever. I have to watch it at least 46 times during the Christmas season, including on Christmas Eve. Day 24 (Christmas Eve) is a pic of the altar at my parish church before the vigil mass.
Day 25: My mom and I went to my sister's house this year for Christmas, since it was only a week after the baby was born, and that way she didn't have to go anywhere, especially since she's not supposed to take the baby out in the cold. I took a quick pic of the tree and mantle and of the table, and she sent me the one of my bro-in-law with the baby in his Christmas bib. The facing page is a quote from one of my favorite Christmas movies - Christmas Vacation - and I thought it needed a place in this album, so I used it as the final page. Clark's freak out is so great. My other favorite line? "Why is the floor wet, TODD?" "I don't know, MARGO."
That wraps up my December Daily for 2014! I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas (if you celebrate)!!! What are some of the traditions you have? Did you do anything new this year for Christmas? Did you do any Christmas crafting?