What is December Daily? #DecDaily

Have you heard of December Daily? It’s a way of capturing the traditions of the days leading up to Christmas in an album. It started in 2007 by Ali Edwards.

Ali Edwards created her first album and started a scrapbooking craze which 5 years later is still going strong. I’ll be honest, I have not participated in a December Daily….yet! This year I have decided I am going to give it a go.

What is December Daily?

But before I show you my December 1st photos, let me explain a bit more about December Daily. What is December Daily? There are no hard-fast rules except that you should take photo daily (or almost daily) which show your family’s holiday traditions. Here are a few topics you could cover.

  • Trimming the tree
  • Visiting Santa
  • Baking cookies
  • Letters to Santa
  • Christmas chaos
  • Christmas shopping
  • Traveling
  • Cooking holiday dinner
  • Advent calendar
  • Holiday cards you receive
  • Writing out holiday cards

December Daily Album Ideas

A few of my ideas for a December Daily album:

My December Daily Album

I am going to create a December Daily digital scrapbook album using a template created by Ali Edwards.

december daily ali edwards 6x8 album

My plan is to take several photos every day and I will try to put them into a page every day, but if i don’t get to it, I’m not going to sweat it. I’ll get caught up with the pages when I can. The important part of the December Daily, in my opinion, is to record the memories. Take the photos, jot down a note about what’s going on and if that is all that ever gets done, that’s ok!

December Daily 2012

Here are a few of the photos I took yesterday and tomorrow I will share a completed page.

This is a block puzzle that my Grandmother gave me and I just found it in our Christmas stuff. I was showing Megan & Nicky & I guess Nathan took this photo.
december daily
We have our own version. We lot one of the 3 Wise men, so Santa is taking his place.
december daily 01
The boys are helping Jason put the “fake” Christmas tree up. We have a prelit tree, but this year some of the lights bit the dust and we had to add more. Oh joy!
december daily 01 lights
Sami has taken over my job of putting the lights up around the banisters.

Disclosure: In exchange for helping promote DesignerDigitals through my social media channels, I receive the product to use in my digital scrapbook pages. (But as a side note…I have been a customer for many years and have always loved the DesignerDigitals products)

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3 Responses to What is December Daily? #DecDaily

  1. Hi Michele,

    This is also my first time to have my own December Daily. It was really a lot of fun doing these daily activities with my kids.

  2. Hey Michele,
    December Daily is such a nice way to capture the memorable moments. Through it, we can relive those moments whenever we feel like. Till date I just had a faint idea about December Daily, but now the entire concept is crystal clear. The pictures are brilliant and I can very well sense the fun you had while preparing your December Daily through the pictures. Thanks for sharing this valuable content.

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