Can you believe that all the stores are already in full-Christmas mode? In fact, there were sales of Christmas trees the week of Halloween! Whatever happened to waiting until after Thanksgiving?
Well, I'm caught up in the fever too. Since we will be gone for the week of Thanksgiving, I decided to start preparing my December Daily book so it will be ready for Dec. 1. Last year was the first year I've done this and I have really enjoyed looking back on that traveler's notebook. At the time, you don't think you are doing much, but in retrospect there were lots of events and special moments. (It doesn't hurt that I have four little grand boys to document as well!)
This year I am going to continue in the traveler's notebook standard size ( 8.25" h x 4.25" w). I will do one day per page. This size is perfect for me - not too big to intimidate or be able to complete, but big enough to document and decorate. And, if not, I can always add a tip-in.
Here is my cover:
Everything I used on the cover was from my stash except the acrylic title which I just bought at Tuesday Morning. When I saw it, I thought it would be perfect for this. The charm dangle was given to me in a Christmas swap a few years ago and I was waiting for the perfect place to use it.
And inside front cover:
I added a pocket on the left for bits and pieces I find to add to the book. The right page is entirely made from a Michael's ad, even the borders!
December Monthly Calendar: