Fair warning, this is going to be a long, picture heavy post. I finally got my December Daily done and have lots of pictures to show. I think the last day I shared was 17, so here we go with days 18 and 19.
Days 18 and 19 were just simple tags that pull out and have a picture on each one. I haven't done the journaling on the backs yet. Nothing much to add though. On the 18th I went shopping for Christmas supplies and on the 19th I made little sleighs with candy to go into some of the gift bags.
Day 20 is the only day I haven't done yet. I didn't really do anything on that day and didn't take a picture. I think I'll add something about Christmas's past for that day.
Now on to days 21, 22 and 23. This first picture shows how the days are organized in the book.
Day 21 pulls out of the paper bag at the left side. On this day I drove to my son's house and got to spend the evening taking care of Khloë while he and my daughter in law went to a Christmas party for work. Khloë had a blast making the gingerbread house.
Day 22 opens like a book to reveal a picture of my niece Allie that we had picked up from the airport. She flew in to spend Christmas with the family while on break at school in Utah.
Day 23 is a tag that pulls up from behind Day 22. It shows some of the presents I wrapped that day and the fudge I made. The journaling is on the other side of the tag.
Days 24, 25 and 26 are on the next page.
Day 24 flips up to show 3 pictures and journaling.
I'll add more journaling for these pictures later.
Day 25 pulls out from behind the 24th and reveals a tag that has a flap on it.
When you lift up the flap you see the full picture of the family on Christmas Day and journaling on the right side.
Day 26 is a large tag that pulls out from the paper bag on the right. It contains an old picture of my Grandmother and one of my cousins. My Grandmother passed away 6 years ago, but the 26th would have been her birthday so I saved this day for her. My cousin that was sitting on her lap was born on the 27th so they used to celebrate their birthdays together after Christmas.
The next page contains Day 27 and 28.
On the 27th I had allergies really bad and didn't feel like doing anything. I didn't feel very festive or have anything going on that day, so I just took a picture of the allergy medicine I was taking.
Day 28 I felt a lot better and went with my sister and two nieces so that the older niece could fly back home to Utah. The picture was taken at the airport just before she went through security. That picture lifts up and has another picture of my sister asleep on my couch with Scooter. This is also where I put all of the journaling for the day.
Days 29 and 30 are on the next page.
Day 29 is a trifold that opens to the left and to the right.
On this day my sister and I spent hours and hours designing a logo for her new cupcake business. It took forever, but I love how it turned out. We cut vinyl for her truck window, her Kitchen Aide mixer, her wall and her Cricut Cake.
Day 30 pulls out from the paper bag on the right. This was a relaxing day filled with crafting and watching football. Both of my favorite teams played and won so I was having a great day.
And finally we get to December 31st. Lots of pictures for this day. The first pictures pull out from the paper bag.
On one side of the tag is a picture of me, hubby and Khloë just before she had to go to bed on New Year's Eve.
On the other side of the tag is a picture of Khloë while we were at dinner.
Slipped behind the barn door style pocket is another picture of Khloë.
When you pull up the tag on the top you can open the doors to reveal yet another picture of Khloë and her mommy while we were at dinner.
Last but not least I added a family picture on the back inside cover. This picture was taken on Christmas Day, but I love it because it has all of us in it. This is what life is all about - FAMILY.
If you made it all the way through this post Thank You for stopping by and taking a look at my version of a December Daily. This was the first time I've done anything like this and it was a lot of fun. I know this will be a treasure to me in years to come. These last two pictures show the front cover and a side view that shows how chunky my book became. Thanks for looking and Happy New Year!
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