December Daily

If you have heard of Ali Edwards, then you have probably heard about the December Daily. The concept is simple: document+record your life through the 25 days of December leading up to Christmas. I learned of the idea last year, and so decided to give it a go. I fell in love with the whole process! The photo above is of my December Daily album from 2009. The key to success with this project is to set your foundation before December begins so you can focus on telling your stories. I thought I would share my foundation pages for this years album (2010) on my blog so here are the first 12. I am still working on the cover for this year, so it begins with day 1. (Click on the photos to view larger.)

Day 1
Day 2

Day 3

Day 4

Day 5
Day 6

Day 7
Day 8
Day 9
Day 10

Day 11
Day 12

I have so enjoyed pulling out christmas papers and accents to fill the pages. This project is infectious! I've even roped my sisters into doing it with me. The end result is so rewarding! Stay tuned for the next set of foundation pages.


  1. Thanks for the inspiration! Love your book so far!

  2. nice job - love your layout of your album

  3. Looks so CUTE! Wish we lived closer so you could show me how!

  4. so cool- i really love your cover!

  5. Okay I am going to try this out, but I am going to need your guidance.
    First question. How do I do the binding? I see you have two kinds what did you do for both?

  6. This is fabulous. What size is the 2010 album?

  7. The 2010 album is 7x8.5 with mixed sizes inbetween.

  8. love your DD album so far cannot wait to see more

  9. Love the size... love the colors... look forward to seeing what else you'll do with this... ~ kimmy