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.
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:”
- Document Life Workshop’s Daily Doc: Holidays
- 30 Days of Lists: December Edition
- Shimelle’s Journal Your Christmas
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!