Memory Keeping

December Daily – Days 1-3


This is my third year of participating in December Daily®. December Daily® is a mini scrapbook project created by Ali Edward’s to capture December. You can learn more at her website.

I am on The Stamp Spot Documenting December Design Team and am using Michelle’s wonderful kit for my December Daily along with some extra items from my stash. You can buy the beautiful kit here, and visit Michelle’s blog here.

Day One

Today revolved around two events; our Mother’s group Christmas party, and putting up decorations. I didn’t really capture any photos from the party that were clear enough to put in the album, so instead I photographed the cure reindeer noses that Elijah’s friends gave him. The rest of the photos are Elijah rediscovering decorations he’d either forgotten about or was excited to see again, along with a viewing of The Polar Express which is a favourite of his.


To make room for the journaling, I used some paper from the kit and just punched holes in it. I decided that rather than use journal cards, I would mainly use the same labels I used last year as I like the way they looked when looking back at last year’s album. I added the tab with ‘one’ on both sides so I know in future which day the journaling corresponds with.

 Day Two


As you can see I was a little bit fed up with what felt like never ending mess! The decorations were really bothering me. I tried to cheer the page up a bit though with some bright colours as even though I didn’t have a wonderful day, Elijah did!

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By the end of the day I’d finished decorating and tidying, and even though I could barely walk, I was really happy with the house. I do love the house when it’s in its full Christmas glory.

Day Three


We really didn’t do much today as I needed a good rest after the previous few days. While I was editing photos on the computer to put in my DD, Elijah walked in wearing the Christmas stockings. It was pretty funny and he was very pleased with himself for thinking of it! I dug out the typewriter to add a bit of variation to this page. I find the little 2×2 pockets can be hard to fill sometimes. I think the small amounts of typing add a bit of interest to keep the pockets from looking too plain.

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