A Few Alternatives to The December Daily {Blog Launch-Day 6}

Though the idea of scrapbooking daily during the holidays would make my very soul sing–the last couple of years I have had to put my goal of completing a December Daily album on hold.  But I find that there are plenty of other alternatives that allow me to enjoy the season while capturing it too!

Below are a few alternatives I use to help me keep track of my photos, thoughts and memories during the holiday season, so that I can scrapbook them as I have time.

#1 The Month-in-Review Page

I have committed to doing one of these each holiday season.  I aim to record the truly unique moments of the year’s holiday season in a double page layout–which as you may know is a rare format for me ;)  Maybe later on when my boys are a little older I’ll be able to fulfill my goal of completing a December Daily–but for now I’m enjoying making memories with them–just as much as I enjoy keeping them.


#2 Keep a Holiday Journal

Some people make holiday planners–I make myself a holiday journal that I keep with me throughout the season to write down thoughts and holiday happenings for future recording and reflection.  Sometimes I even tuck an occasional momento inside to put on a page later.  This is great for referring to for titles and journaling and works out nicely for those of us who scrap a majority of our holiday pages after the holidays have blown over.  This is actually a photo album that I’ve add my journal to–making it easy for me to keep track of both my thoughts and the photos that accompany them.


#3 Photo Idea Checklist

For the past couple of holiday seasons I’ve used Katrina Kennedy’s December Photo Checklist to make sure I capture unique photos each year to fill my albums with as I am able to get around to my holiday scrapbooking.  You can take a look at this year’s December Checklist here.  The best thing about using these photo checklists is you can challenge yourself to take a photo each day or you can check them off the list two or three at a time as you are inspired to use them.


Both the photo and the memory behind this layout were inspired by a single prompt from this year's December Photo Checklist!

So this holiday season–instead of beating yourself up about not completing a December Daily album find a way of recording the holidays that works best for you and enjoy capturing the special moments of your family’s holiday season your way ;)  Check back tomorrow for some great ideas for turning your photos into gifts!  See you then!

5 Thoughts on “A Few Alternatives to The December Daily {Blog Launch-Day 6}

  1. You’re doing a great job! Love the double page layout!

  2. askings on December 17, 2011 at 9:32 pm said:

    Thanks Cindy! I’ve been getting quite a bit done this year as far as my holiday scrapping –its surprising really!

  3. Cherylle on December 19, 2011 at 3:41 pm said:

    All the blog entries have been so helpful and inspiring. Thanks for sharing your talent.

    • askings on December 19, 2011 at 4:05 pm said:

      Thanks for your kind words Cherylle–I’m ecstatic that you’ve found the information so helpful!

    • Linda Bailey Bizjak on December 19, 2011 at 7:27 pm said:

      Amy, all of your inspiration is wonderful. Love your layouts and the other cool ideas for documenting the holiday. Thanks so much for sharing.

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