December Daily Sneak + Free Countdown Printable!

Things have a been a little hectic on the homefront the last week. We went to Idaho for Thanksgiving, which was absolutely wonderful, but that meant zero presence of a schedule, and the 3 days drive back to Texas left me needing several days to catch up on rest, which is super hard to do with 3 little ones to tend to, if ya know what I mean.

Today is the first day in a week I have time to sit down and relax. Finally! I wanted to share a sneak of a little project I am attempting this year. It’s called December Daily. It’s originally meant to be just one photo or two a day, share the story about the photo, kinda thing, every day til Christmas. But, as with all projects, you can customize it to your desire. This Christmas is going to be a special one. My husband is deployed but will be able to come home and spend the holidays with us for his R&R. It’s also our first Christmas in Texas as a family since 2006. Wow! In 2007 my husband was in Korea, and 2008/2009/2010 we were in North Carolina. Also, Dazlynn’s first Christmas. So, obviously a special one! So, I am doing alot more than “a photo a day”. Some days will be basic and only have a couple, but I want to capture as much as I have time to do in this little album for us to remember for years to come =)

The album I have the pages in isn’t the one I will be using later. I plan on getting this album or one similar, but as long as I am keeping up with the pages I can always get the perfect album later. So for now just using a red 8×8 album I had laying around ;)

Here’s a sneak of the album:

I’ll do another post later this week with the actual completed pages =) I’ve got the photos in there already from the 1st and 2nd, I just need to do journaling and get the next couple days of photos in there.

Here’s the photos that are in there for you all to see! These are from December 1st. The girls got to open their first present of the season, jammies from a special friend of ours! Then, decorated the tree in new jammies. Makayla was pretty amused that Dazlynn’s jammies have a “Waindeer on bumbums!”

These are our special ornaments for this year! I normally don’t like my handwriting, but it seemed to work ok here ;)

And, our completed tree!

And this was December 2nd. Jazereigh actually had a Pajama Party at school because her class got so many “compliments” on their good behavior! So she wore her new jammies, and of course since Big Sister got to wear her jammies out and about, Makayla insisted on wearing hers too. These new jammies got lotsa use their first 2 days of ownership! Lol. Before dinner they got to open up their 2nd present of the season – books from Mommy & Daddy! I took a photo of one page from each book for the album =)

I’m a little late posting this, but maybe someone will still want it lol. It’s a 5×7 print for counting down the days until Christmas! Totally free, just print it out, use a 5×7 frame you already have, and each day write the remaining days with a dry erase marker! Ta-Da!

Click the image to pop up the printable file in a new window. Print on an 8.5″x11″ cardstock, trim to size, and enjoy!

Is anyone else doing a December Daily album? Link me! I would love to keep up with yours! If you aren’t doing one, it’s not too late to start! I will be posting some free printables for December Daily albums in the next couple of days, as well as some cute printable embellishments!

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  1. Wow Marcy I really don’t know how you do it! You are one awesome lady!

  2. Oh my gosh I love this idea!! I the pictures are just darling and I love the printable. Soo cute!!

  3. Life As Wife says:

    Glad your hubby is getting R&R around Christmas!! Enjoy!

  4. Beautiful pictures!

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