Usually Christmas gets me so excited way before December starts. This year though, I put off putting the tree up until the last minute. I did however put up the advent calendar a night before December 1, just to make sure it’s ready for us to enjoy.
This year I decided to jump on board the December Daily train. I never intended to do it in the past coz I think I never do enough festive things. But after seeing lots of videos and blogs on the theme last month, I thought I’d try my hands on it. I don’t know if I’d have enough festive things to include in my album, but I’d like to see my try. I also challenged myself to use my stash and allow myself to spend only $20 for additional stuff ( trust me, it doesn’t go far in Aussie ), so most of the supplies are not Christmas related. But that’s okay. I kinda like the “junk journal” mish-mash look. And making the pages reminds me how I enjoyed making mini albums. It’s been too long since I made one! I went for ring-bound album with DIY-ed pages as I love touching the different textures and including lots of random tidbits in my album. I’m so excited to see how this project will turn out.
Now onto the daily pages!
Day 1. I put Ben in his Santa costume to celebrate the beginning of December, however I didn’t get to take a proper pic of himself coz he was tired and clingy in the morning. However we did manage to take a few family pics in front of the advent calendar.
Today Santa got a special gift in our stocking – Matcha Ganache chocolate bar from Koko Black! Yummy! I usually put Cadbury Roses and Lindt in our stocking but this year I want to add some variety and a little extra treat here and there.
Day 2. Documented our morning walk to the park next door ( so nice to be out in the sun and enjoying the fresh air, need to make this a routine! ) and a sneak peek of the tree, signifying the start of tree decorating in our home. Emphasis on the “start” part, coz between taking care of a baby, cooking, cleaning and grocery shopping, decorating the tree wasn’t high up on the todo list. I struggled with my layout this day. It took me hours to create one side, and I didn’t love it and changed a few things the next day. I still don’t love it, but I decided to move on.
Day 3. Today I went with a 4×6 photo of B trying to grab a Christmas decor with the tree sparkling in the background. It didn’t take long to complete and I love the end result, feeling like I’m getting my mojo back.
Day 4. Made a super simple and quick layout today, with a picture of gingerbread cookie in front of our tree. We also gave a few small pieces to B which he, after eyeing it warily for a while, munched happily.
Our Christmas tree is up and mostly decorated. I just need to get a tree skirt and a topper. I got quite a few new hanging decoration pieces this year, and so glad seeing how it gives a fresh look to the tree. I wanted to upgrade to a nicer tree, but I reckon B might topple the tree over at some point, so I’m sticking with my old one. But it turns out he’s scared of it. Happy to say the tree is safe from his little hands this year!