Don't take tooo many pictures. Just find one thing to focus on each day. And don't worry if you miss a day her or there. It's all good in the end and the point is to have a good time and record your real life during this busiest of months.
I've done it for a few years and have developed my own approach which works best for me. I love playing with my Christmas stash this time of year so I make the album ahead of time but with no numbers on the pages. Then I take photos and jot down thoughts as often as I have time in December. I use a journal app for this now. Then in January (or June) I put it all together. If I know the date I might add the number then but I really don't worry about it too much anymore.
It matters more to me to have the stories of our Christmas journaled, with photos and/or words, then to know it happened on the 7th rather then the 9th of December. I'm very glad I have these little albums to bring out every Christmas and look at years past.
If you're worried about content, I really suggest signing up for Shimelle's Journal Your Christmas class. She sends out daily prompts for something to reflect on, take a photo of, etc. And once you join, you're good for as long as the class runs.
I'm doing the DD this year too! I attempted one last year, but didn't even finish creating the album, let-alone filling it! So pathetic- I know! But this year I plan to not only create the DD album, but to get through it and finish (at least by June):-). I ordered the Ali Edwards DD album from Studio Calico the other day, and I can't wait until it gets here, to start!
My problem is that I put too much thought into the album design. I need to just do it and appreciate it for whatever it is once it's finished!
The album that was included in the Studio Calico kit was made exclusively for the kit and is not being offered apart from the kit (On Ali's blog, many people have asked about the album and that was her response).
This will be my 2nd year. I too have lots of Christmas paper and embellies so I just designed my own pages and found a green AC 8x8 D-ring album (at Big Lots for $5). Last year a used a red one and was quite happy with the way it came out.
I plan on making one Christmas LO outside of the December Daily. I don't think it would be repetitive, because the LO would be more general... just a snapshot of Christmas as opposed to specific stories from the entire month, you know?
Thank you! I definitely see what you're saying. I finally wrapped my head around it all, as it applies to my Holiday scrapping intentions. For me, and probably everyone else, the DD would encompass all the fun stuff, like getting the tree decorated, Santa, Winter romps and whatever else happens (or doesn't) during the holiday season. SO, I can have fun with this project and I can appeal some to my secret desire to pre-make a lot of my scrappy pages. It will be a practice run on a behemoth of a mini album; considering I'm afraid to make minis.....
I don't relate the December Daily to a "real" mini so I still do all of the LOs I want for Christmas.
The DD album is just daily things throughout December. Like a pic of the wreath or the baking ingredients for the cookies. Random stuff that I wouldn't do a lo on (but still related to the small one since it's her first Christmas)
I try to look at it as a "take a minute to breath" book and during that moment taking a pic of something related, printing it and slapping it in the already finished book. Hope that's a bit more info. There is no right or wrong way to go about it
I was just coming on here to ask the same question. This is my first year attempting. I went through my stash yesterday and put together most of my "kit". I started on my album today and am about half way through. I am using mostly older MM Christmas lines; Mistletoe, Fa La La and St. Nick and throwing in a bit of MME and K&Co. here and there. I found a MM chip/binder album I bought quite some time back and am using that. It's working out great. I still need to work on my album cover as well, but I am really happy with the way it is turning out.
For those of you making/using your own "kits" from you stash. What sorts of things are you using??? Pics???