Welcome December! I’ve been waiting for you for 11 months and you have finally arrived. I can already taste the potato latkes with applesauce for Hanukah and the pecan balls that I’ve had every Christmas season since I can remember.
Well I started that new tradition… December Daily. I can already tell I’m hooked. Like full on hooked. Like I needed another addiction or hobby right? But I just keep picking it up and flipping through it. So totally worth it.
If you haven’t seen my foundation pages, you can start here.
Loving this process. As you can tell, I tend to gravitate to enlarged photos, office type supplies, and my own handwriting. I try to grab ephemera (aka stuff) that adds to telling those stories. If it doesn’t, I try not to add it. All of the supplies I used, I had on hand. I did not buy a thing.
I also did not worry that a couple of my pictures were from the day before. I made my advent boxes but thought they reflected the start of the holiday season. My focus is to capture the essence of the holiday season through this album. I am also almost caught up with my project life from 2011 and will post pictures next week. I will continue that project into 2012.
My new mantra on my journaling above…
I don’t have to be perfect to have something to offer.
I hope that you take that attitude with you into this holiday season. If you only bake 2 dozen cookies or heaven forbid have to buy store bought, take them to the party with a smile and enjoy. I’m reminding myself of this as I’m new of taking pictures of layouts, learning HTML with blogging, playing with photoshop (clueless!), and working towards accomplishing things off my list.
It’s all good. And I’m perfect enough.
Blessings sweet friends. – Jenny
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