Hooray! It's finished! In my last update, I left off at the weekend right before Christmas. Once Christmas was done, I was so done with Christmas. But I'm really glad I finished my book up and will pack it away with our growing collection of ornaments.
I used a transparency to hold a cup sleeve from Starbucks. I dated the tag from December 22nd but it could have been added to any given day in December. I went to Starbucks a lot last month.
I used a paper scrap and a wood veneer arrow to cover up the backside of the label that showed through the transparency.
The 22nd was a Saturday. We went Christmas shopping but the very few pictures I took were taken at night and therefore were awful so I decided not to include them.
And here's where my printer starts running out of ink. Our floors are not purple. :)
This is the first year I did not bring all our gifts to my mom's house and use her wrapping paper to wrap our gifts.
Also, letter stickers on washi tape might be my favorite, simple technique.
Like I mentioned, our floors are not purple. But, done is better than perfect in this case so I didn't want to reprint the photo. I think that it more than gets the point across. We got our first tree this year so I loved having a place to keep all our gifts and making our apartment look festive.
Christmas Eve! We both had to work on Christmas Eve so I took this self portrait before work in the morning. Billy really enjoyed the fact that when I was photographing this for the blog, I was actually taking a picture of myself taking a picture of myself.
I used a couple of circle shaped embellishments to add some interest to the right side. I really like how it turned out.
At night, Billy & I drank hot chocolate with marshmallows. We decided that it will be our new family tradition, drinking hot chocolate on Christmas Eve. We thought this would be an easy tradition to uphold through the years since it doesn't really matter where we are celebrating that year. Everyone has hot chocolate.
And finally....Christmas. It was a blur. We have a whole new generation of little kids in my family now so Christmas is so different than it has been in the past. I made a small grid of photos from Christmas Day. Each photo is 1x1" and then I glued a wood veneer snowflake to the middle.
(wood veneer on gray glitter is totally inspired by/lifted from Marcy Penner's album)
The end! I love our little album and can't wait to bring it out each year.
See all my December Daily posts here.