Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Holiday Journal :: December 1-11

A peek into my Holiday Journal / December Daily thus far. I'm going for super simple this year. And wow is it hard. There is so much I want to put in to it (pictures, every single detail of the day, etc), but I'm really trying to keep it to one spread per day.
I'm having a challenging time with the 4"x6" layout and having to work within that size. Last year, my journal was 6"x8" and that worked well. My autumn journal worked well in the 4"x6"; naturally I thought it would also work well for the holidays. So, although I feel somewhat constrained by the size, I'm also feeling somewhat free with having tight parameters (does that make sense? ;)).

I like the small size in that:
+ I have to be creative to get everything in one spread.
+ I can print a regular 4"x6" photo and put it in the book with no trimming needed.
+ It's a challenge for me.
+ I like how it works well and has a cohesive feel sitting next to my autumn journal.

I'm still pondering what to do with Day 9 - this is the day my hubby left for Haiti. Thinking about writing thoughts about this day, the trip, etc. Excited to still think about this one.


  1. I love, love, love seeing your December pages. I really wanted to do a journal like this for the holiday season, but just couldn't get it together. Seeing that you did an Autumn journal reminded me that I could do something like that for spring if I really wanted to. There is always next Christmas too! :) Thank you for sharing.

  2. Wow - that is fantastic. That will be so amazing to have to look back on. Wonderful!

  3. I love December. I love seeing all of the December Dailies all over the www. Thank you for sharing yours :)

  4. How did you resize it to 4x6? I love that size. I did alot of Instagrams this Christmas Season and I love that size! :)