The idea is to make an album NOW that is ready to go for December 1st. You create a page or two for each day. During the countdown, you take a photo or two for each day and also do some journaling.
Here's some of my album photos. I found this Making Memories mini Christmas album in a drawer. I had to take off the metal binding so that I could add more pages. Finished page sizes are 5" x 7". Next, I gathered up a bunch of Christmas themed papers and ribbons, etc.
I also gathered up some embellishments such as letters, rub ons, buttons, etc.
Then I just went to work one day. It took me most of a morning to finish my album...probably about 4 hours total. The idea is to get this done quickly so that life can carry on. No need to make it all fancy schmancy. Below is the cover of my album.
And the following photos are some samples from my album. You start by numbering your first pages with day #1, then day #2, etc.
I didn't get too fancy, but I did add a few fun journaling snippets here and there, some ribbon and buttons, etc.
This one was a fun page, I used a vellum envelope with a felt snowflake and some of that glittery snow stuff inside.
The pages below use a technique that my friend Pine did with her snowflake stamp set and Marvy snowflake punches.
Chipboard letters are a good thing. I find most of mine at Archiver's and add some to my shopping basket every time I go.
My last day below will be Christmas day.
So where do you go from here? I'm going to take photos daily and print photos as I go. I'm hoping to sneak a mini photo printer home next weekend while I'm gone on my scrapbooking retreat. I'm also planning to type my journaling in a typewriter style font, printing it off and cutting to size. This way I can journal all in one document. The girls might do some of the journaling too and I thought it would be fun for them to take part in the photography also.
I'll be sure to post updates once December rolls around.
Be sure to check out Pine's blog HERE to see her Daily December Album. It's so awesome! She finished hers speedy quick! We were chatting about it one day and next thing you know, she was posting her finished album!! I'm hoping my friend Ang will do one too, she's a great digital scrapbooker and I'd love to see what she creates!
Disclaimer: No pocketbooks were hurt during the production of this Daily December Album. I used supplies I had from my stash...very proud, *green* moment!