With just a few weeks until December 1st, I'm starting to get things ready to document our Christmas. If you are into reading blogs, there is a big chance you have come alone the December Daily concept created by Ali Edwards Design. Around four years ago I found this wonderful and inspiring idea on Pinterest.
The idea is pretty simple, documenting 25 days leading up to Christmas with one story a day and turning this into an album of sorts. What I love the most about this project is that all our activities are planned in advance, we are always busy with something and manage to do lots of interesting things. Also it feels like we are getting more organized than ever during the month of December.
I completely got into the project and was doing it for the last four years, you guys! I can't tell you how excited I am to share this book with you. A few days ago I threw last year images into a nice photo book. I went with a standard landscape dust jacket photo book by Blurb and when the book came back from print yesterday, I was thrilled. I loved everything about it, especially looking through the photos and reading over and over the words I wrote almost a year ago!
I am definitely doing it again this year! What can be more precious than considered daily portraits of our children that capture and document their joy and happy holly-days? There are no real rules for taking part. It doesn't matter what camera you have, I was taking photos on my iPhone for three years in a row. If you skip a day, it doesn't matter. Don't worry about getting a big event every single day. It is important to find a format that works for you and to not stress about missing a day or not having enough photos. Continue to enjoy the moments as they come! It's also fun to document your favorite Christmas movies and songs, décor around the house, or your favorite treats.
Whatever you document, make it tangible! Don't let your photos sit on your hard drive collecting "virtual" dust. Gather your photos, edit them and then create something tangible, something that you can hold for years to come.