Today I'll be sharing the next five days of my December Daily album. I've changed directions this year with what I document in my pages. It's not so much what we did on a specific date, I'm saving that for our PL album. Instead I have been focusing on the stories I want to tell. I've been asking myself "What will the kids enjoy reading about in 20 years?" and that is what has gone into my album.
I have used up every single piece of this wood grain paper. It has a Christmasy feel to me, without being overmuch. For Day 6 I wanted to document everyones favorite Christmas movie, and I wanted the page to look like a wall with the movie posters tacked to it. All products from my stash.
Day 7 tells the story about picking out the wrapping paper and wrapping the presents. "That's a wrap" digi stamp from the Grinch Moment digi set by Kellie Stamps.
Day 8 has an envelope with my kids' letters to Santa inside. Number tag and stamps from Studio Calico, but unfortunately they are no longer being sold.
The letter stamps below are from the cutest little wooden alpha stamp set I bought on Etsy many years ago. "Fragile" and "Return to" stamps by Stromsvigt Design, which no longer produces stamps, but you can find her Etsy shop here. She makes digital PL cards and planner related products. Happy Holidays sticker by Studio Calico.
Initially that was it for Day 8, but I went back to add this piece of journaling about not believing in Santa Claus as a child. My mom has told me a story about taking me to a Christmas party when I was 4 yo and about a funny conversation I had with a grown man trying to convince me that Santa Claus was real. I wasn't buying it. Background pattern from the Christmas Album kit by Paislee Press and the digi stamps can be found in the Merrier elements kit by Paislee Press.
More Paislee Press for Day 9, also from the Merrier elements kit. This day is about me and my siblings sending videos of our kids singing Christmas songs to each other. We had a pretend fight about who's kid had the best articulation. All four videos was really funny and cute so I wanted to save them in my album. Faces hearted for privacy and the QR codes go to a private account where only I can see them.
And for Day 10 there's actually something that happened on the tenth. Me and my husband dropped the kids off at my mom's and went gift shopping. We ran into Darth Vader at ToysRus which has to be recorded of course. I combined two different digi stamps for my title. Christmas by Pailsee Press ( I erased the "Merry" part of it in Photoshop) and Shopping by Kellie Stamps.
We have plans for the rest of today, including seeing Sing at the movies, so I'm not sure if I'll have the time to photograph pages 11-15 and have them up on my blog for Thursday. If not, they'll be up on Friday. See you then!