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Alexandra Rae Design December Daily Documentation

Every year, I get so inspired by (what seems like) everyone else’s December Daily™  prep and excitement. And every year I buy supplies and say, “This is the year!”  And every year, I don’t have a plan except to try to take a picture every day, and document our December, daily. And every year… I fail. One year… well… I made a cover. And that’s about as far as I got.

Alexandra Rae Design December Daily Documentation


I think I always have too large of expectations for myself. I think it’s going to be super easy to remember to take a picture every day of “holiday” type things and document that… and it’s not. At least, not for me. Not every moment in December is holiday related for us… so it gets harder to document every one of those “boring” days.  Ali Edwards manages to do a great job of including the “regular” day to day things in her album, but I’m not very good at that.

But this year… I have a plan. I’m combining a couple of different “plans” for me to pick and choose from during December. I’ve also decided that I’m letting go of the whole “daily” thing, and just documenting the holiday moments and memories that I want to.  And I’m announcing it, publicly, so maybe that will force me to stick to SOMETHING at least, right?  Plus, I really excited about each of these components, so I think this is going to go well!

I’ll be using a Simple Stories SNAP album to put all of this in… with LOTS of extra 3×4 inserts to put all of the 3×4 cards I seem to accumulate in.

This year I’m using these  classes and challenges as a guide for my “December Documentation:” 

I’ll be back later this week with a look at what supplies I’m using and a better look at  how I’m containing it all.

Do you do any special December Documentation? Are you doing December Daily™ 


Something else I’m excited about for documenting the holidays: Jennifer Wilson of “Simple Scrapper” has a free class called “Holiday Storyteller.” I’m excited about it–and hey! It’s free! Be sure to sign up!

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  • Antoinette November 19, 2013 8:34 am edit

    LOL – This blogpost could’ve been written by me :)
    I did sign up for Holiday Storyteller, so that’s a start – and of course I have loads of supplies, now I only need to remember to take pics and actually start scrapping!!
    Good luck, you can do it!

  • Linda November 19, 2013 2:34 pm edit

    Last year I made a December Daily album + although I stuck with it, it was really hard. I decided to take it a little easier this year and include it in my regular project life album instead of trying to keep up with both projects at once [a sure way to set myself up for failure!]. It really helped last year that I did a lot of pre-planning and pre-made a lot of my pages, and then I was kept accountable through the month by sharing daily on my blog + linking up with Ali Edwards. Good luck with your December Album this year!!

  • Jenni November 22, 2013 8:36 pm edit

    I’ve done five December Daily albums now and I’m pretty sure I only finished one in the month of December. Last year, I made a December Daily Blurb book. It was so much easier to sit down at my computer for 20 minutes or so each night and put together a page from pictures I took that day. Then when the season was over, I just had to finish up a few pages and then send it off to Blurb for printing. Good Luck!


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