Really it isn’t too late! I am so excited to once again be doing a book for December! Last year I had a blast with Roadside Designs daily downloads and went a bit more fluff on the books. This year, I don’t have the time, but want it to still look good. Thankfully Roadside Designs must have read my mind, because her templates this year are sooooooooooo easy!
Seriously, I did day 2 and 3 in 30 minutes last night to “catch up” First thing, is to grab the pics I want to use and clip them to the ready made template:
Then open the journal page:
This is a memory for our family, so I am writing what happened. It was a good moment! The tree is such an important part of our Christmas holiday. We are not rushing Christmas this year, but enjoying each day. Savoring the memories.
Day 3, same thing, open template and find the pics I want.
HELPFUL HINT-carry your camera with you all month, take pictures of things you wouldn’t usually. I took a pic of my desk with my hand to hold the fact I really did do my Christmas cards this year! I was also playing with the settings to get the shot of the basket of ornaments. It is just fun to do.
Then the journal page: (Warning, not all moments in December are happy in our house) this is a freedom! If you yelled at the dog, or kicked the garbage can, put it in the journaling part. It may not be funny right now, but by Christmas or by the time you print the book and get it back, you will laugh about it! I know I plan too!
You can see the one thing that is the same, is the font. I wanted to use something that my kids could read. I have a 1st grader who is excelling at reading and a kinder just starting, so I try to keep the big words to a minimum also. I am using a Darcy Baldwin font; Miss Rachel, from her Storytelling Sisters collection.
Also keeping it simple, a quick ornament or branch element on the day number (I used an emboss style on the provided number from Roadside Designs template).
If you just jump in now, you can have a 60 page plus book to print to remember this month of joy and craziness! Stay tuned how uploading them now to MyPicTales can save you time and energy on my next blog post on Tuesday! ♥
~never lose your joy
Anne of Alamo