25 Tips to Rock Your December Daily
December Daily is a daily album project created by Ali Edwards, documenting the twenty-five days before Christmas. Putting together my December Daily has been a favorite holiday tradition as well as a favorite memory-keeping project. Creating a daily album forces you to take the holiday a little slower, taking joy in those little moments that make it special.
- Add holiday confetti to a clear envelope or divided page protector
- Add a calendar for the week or the month to show an overview of important events
- Create a collage photo page when you have too many pictures to just pick one!
- Don’t worry about sticking to your prepared page. If you just aren’t feeling it, change it up!
- Add a pop of color. Pick a bright color or some glittery glitz and use it to brighten up your book.
- Print your photos on textured paper for a different look. Try patterned paper, canvas, etc.
- Use holiday décor pictures when you don’t have a chance to snap an action picture throughout the day. Wreaths, trees, ornaments, etc.
- Use Fat Mum Slim’s (or another) Photo a Day prompt to give you picture ideas
- Remember to share your pictures and have your friends share theirs as well. Grab pictures from Facebook and Instagram to use in your book.
- Make sure to take at least a few photos of yourself. Even shots of your shoes, or your outfit, etc. Try to be a visual part of your December Daily.
- Tags are a great way to play around with extra embellishments whenever you have extra time. Use them throughout your book for a little bit extra excitement.
- Add different textures throughout your book. Try using doilies, vellum, washi, canvas, etc.
- Daily numbers are a great way to have a single cohesive theme throughout your book.
- Holidays are the best time for anything food-related. Have a Food Friday and document what you’re eating each week.
- Holidays are also a fun time to get all dressed up! Pick out a couple of days and showcase your favorite holiday outfit.
- Journal Your Christmas by Shimelle is a great resource for journaling prompts; and it comes with a recurring annual membership!
- Resurrect September’s 30 Days of Lists to document your December.
- Write a letter. Either to Santa, or someone else. Or keep a copy of your Christmas card in your December Daily.
- Let someone else tell a story. Have your kids or a friend write down their thoughts (PL Journaling cards are great for this).
- Add your notes/lists/ramblings from your day-to-day happenings. Put them in an envelope or add them to a divided page protector.
- Keep your supply of December Daily embellishments close by so you don’t have to rummage through your stash each day.
- A roller date stamp is a great way to keep track of the date if you aren’t working on your DD every day (its also super cute).
- Washi tape is a great way to add color and texture quickly; and you can easily tape down pictures, journaling boxes, etc to finish up a page in no time at all.
- Try sticking to one or two embellishment themes throughout your album. Snowflakes, stars, hearts, deer, etc. Then go wild with all the different varieties!
- Feeling crafty? Have a little bit of extra time? Make some fancy embellishment clusters or a jazzed up journaling card. Pair it with a simple photo and a sentence of journaling to finish off your page