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December Daily

Are you excited for the holidays? What is the best way to capture all your Christmas memories? The holiday season can be a stressful whirlwind. It is important to take time out of the busy season to craft and document all the special holiday moments. This project is meant to be a fun, memorable project that you can look back on in the coming years to remember each day.

December Daily is a mini-album project. It documents the 25 days leading up to Christmas. The idea is to capture the spirit of December with one story per day. December Daily was started in 2007 by Ali Edwards. She is a designer, blogger, workshop instructor, and author of four books about memory keeping. For many scrapbookers, this project is the highlight of the year. Many people come together to share their December stories with one another. It's a wonderful way to document and celebrate the holiday season.

The goal is to capture the spirit of Christmas time and all the festive activities both in and outside your home. You can use any size album, book, notebook, folio, journal, or flip-through that you want. You can use any materials or supplies that you want. Country Craft Creations has exclusive scrapbook paper that is perfect for this project. 

Each spread in the journal is a story. Each page can be embellished with photos, stickers, tags, wrapping paper, die-cuts, stamps and ink. What kinds of stories can you document? Here are some ideas.

  •         Baking Cookies

  •         Christmas Movie

  •         Family Traditions

  •         Elf on the Shelf

  •         Gift Shopping

  •         Wrapping Presents

  •         Gift Exchanges

  •         Holiday Parties

  •         Winter Snow

  •         Holiday Lights

December is a wonderful time of year filled with falling snow, hot chocolate, and family gatherings. The December Daily is a wonderful way to capture these special memories. Make the December Daily journal as simple or elaborate as you wish. The holiday season doesn’t have to be a stressful whirlwind. Focus on family, friends, and the reason for the season.  

December 07, 2021 — Tamra Merrill


Terri Chapman

Terri Chapman said:

I am so addicted to making these with you! I look forward to the 2022 edition! :-)

Christine Gutierrez

Christine Gutierrez said:

I would love to do a Daily Christmas for next year.!!!

Donnas Hermes

Donnas Hermes said:

Well so far my month has been awful, threw my back out last week (down for a week) Went to the Dr. today…Yep got pink eye. So I have shopped on Amazon for presents I need. Got 4 of the grandkids cards in the mail, got 1 more but we will be doing xmas When she has my other grandson so we can spend time .together. and lets not forget the kicker…the foster dog that went through the screen in my bedroom today while at the Drs. office. I’m thinking that thing going around on facebook about wanting to see the terms of the new year…I want to see it.

Susan Hufford

Susan Hufford said:

Great ideas! Thanks for sharing

Fay Moore

Fay Moore said:

I love Christmas. Since discovering CCC I now know how better to document my memories. Wish I had done it when the kids were young. Better late than never.

Lynn Falesnik Lehrman

Lynn Falesnik Lehrman said:

Christmases aren’t what they once were for my husband and I. Our children and grandchildren have grown and moved out of the area. I focus more now on token handmade gifts for friends and buying gifts for children who might not otherwise get gifts.

Kathy Baier

Kathy Baier said:

Loving the December Daily posts!

Kathy DiGirolamo

Kathy DiGirolamo said:

Great ideas to fill the beautiful Dec Daily book I made earlier this year!

Jill Colby

Jill Colby said:

I LOVE this article and I have so many projects that I want to do.

Janice Adams

Janice Adams said:

I love Christmas !! Mostly because we celebrate the birth of our Savior! Jesus is the reason for the season! Also I love going to my son’s house and spending with all my kids and grandkids !! Merry Christmas !

Janice Adams

Janice Adams said:

I love Christmas !! Mostly because we celebrate the birth of our Savior! Jesus is the reason for the season! Also I love going to my son’s house and spending with all my kids and grandkids !!

Corina Swaim

Corina Swaim said:

I enjoy the holidays and especially Christmas. Decorating, cooking, gathering with family, it all makes my world better at the end of the year. Wishing a very Merry Christmas to you all and a safe and Happy New Year.

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