Creating a December Daily or Countdown to Christmas


The December daily albums have become quite popular.   As you think about your December, what do you remember? The first week, it will be hard to remember to take that special photo every day and may seem boring and routine, but include it!  As the month progresses, you will have a more difficult time deciding which activity to include and may decide to have a collage.  I think it is better with one photo and short journaling so you can enjoy the whole album at one sitting.  You don’t need to go into much detail and include every activity or you will become exhausted just remembering it!

img_2242Last year I chose the 4×4 album with the 4×4 page protectors.  I love this size and have several on my shelf.  The first thing I did was to create a little template to use for each day.  There are several pocket cards in various sizes that you can use instead, but I like this idea and it only cost me the price of printing a 4×6 photo, that I did at home.   I set my printer to 4×6 regular (not borderless) so I can trim to 4×4 with a neat white border.   I print all my photos and daily cards the same way.

titleDon’t forget you will need a title page and a closing page as each date is a double page.

Supply List for this album:4×4 album, 30 4×4 page protectors, and a trimmer for sizing your photos (if you don’t trust a perfect line with scissors.  There are lots of album choices and the other needed supplies on Amazon.


Here are a few examples from my album:

I used the kit “Christmas Buddies” by Jeanne Moore to create my title pages.


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Author: Pam Stewart

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