I have an amazing December Daily guest post from Jules Hollis, you can read her blog at Inspired Jules. Today she’s telling the story behind why she makes a December Daily every month. Even if you aren’t a holiday person, she has some wonderful reasons why you should document a single month every year.
Hello Paper Crafters!
Another thing that is notably different is the people. When you flip through each album, you can see how each person has changed in a year. Obviously people grow and change over the course of the year. A fabulous way to capture that growth is by documenting the same month every year!
Another record that comes from documenting the same month every year is the development or doing away with traditions. For example, last year was the first year that we used Christmas books as a countdown to Christmas. In my December Daily, I recorded the book that was chosen/opened that day. This year, I will record the books again. It will be kind of interesting to see which books where chosen when. Also, last year, we purchase a little tree for the boys to decorate upstairs and learned that it was a disaster. We won’t be doing that again. When I look back at these albums, I will know which year we tried that experiment.
If, for nothing else, you should record the same month every year for the pure awesomeness. How cool will it be to have 20 Decembers recorded to cover 20 years? I hope that my kids will love these albums. They already love pulling them out of the cabinet and looking through them. I know that this series will be my favorite to look back on. I love recording this magical season.
After my first album in 2008, I learned that 6×6 inches is a tad small for the amount of stuff that I like to include. Last year, I learned that I like to get creative with the foundation pages and allow myself room to just add pictures and some embellishment during the month of December.
|My album cover for this year.|
I will leave you now with my best piece of advice: approach the album as a whole project and be patient with yourself during the busy holiday season. I do hope that I have given you a few reasons to record December every year or even simply record your favorite month of the year.
Happy paper crafting to you!!