Welcome to Day Two! I look forward to this month all year long, and am so happy to be participating in this project for the fourth straight year. To view last year’s albums click here.
Today was the day we decorated our tree. One of my favorite days of the holiday season, as it is also the day we do our ornament exchange. (A few years ago we had few ornaments AND ones we felt didn’t have much meaning, so we started buying ornaments for each person in the family we thought symbolized them or something special about us as a group.) Now we have a very full tree!
I sure hope these pages look like they took hours, because they did! I absolutely LOVE any template Cindy Schneider makes–but fast they are not! (Or I am not fast, one of the two.) Thank goodness I decided to use them on a Sunday night! Digital pages NEVER take that long, mainly because I use primarily the Project Life System, but this time of year I like to get a bit more elaborate….you know, when I have even less time than usual. I think I am a glutton for punishment!
Anyhow, I LOVE how it turned out in the end. I am absolutely in love with this digital kit by Zoe Pearn. I actually am using a combination of both, her ’tis the season kit and her a lot like Christmas kit.
We had a lot of fun decorating the tree and exchanging our ornaments. Marie LOVED playing with the pom-poms and was NOT a happy camper when we took them away. (It took Justin nearly 30 minutes to untangle them.) She also let out a big oooooohhhhh whenever she stares at the lights, it’s so cute!
Onto Day Three!
And for those of you that are wondering, I always make a Shutterfly photobook out of the pages, and yes they are a big 12×12. Definitely NOT my idea for it to be that big, I was hoping to do a 5×7 or something this year but my husband, yes my husband, wanted it to be 12×12. Turns out he loves looking at the past year’s books as much as Holly does!