Here are a few more of the early pages of my December Daily.
We went to see a special performance of The Nutcracker, benefiting St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital. My son, age 2, is still a bit young to appreciate this show but Mommy enjoyed it. To commemorate the outing, we added a ballerina ornament to the tree, right next to Big Bird!
I wanted to add a holiday project to my December Daily. This spread is a bit incomplete. I need to go back to stitch around the patterned paper and add a caption or embellie. On the left is a card I made for the Echo Park Paper blog hop. I will just slip it into the page protector without attaching it to the page. The right side of the spread is a screen shot of my blog entry that day.
Here I journaled about getting the tree: both this year and in years past. We always buy a fresh tree for the holidays. I love the smell! The tree becomes such a presence in the house. It’s always hard to take it down and put the ornaments away once the holidays are over. I keep the tree up as long as possible.
This is a filler day, so I decided to tell the story of an unusual Christmas and memorable gift. In 1998 while a Peace Corps volunteer in southern Africa, I hitchhiked with friends to Tanzania (several countries north), then took a ferry to the island of Zanzibar. I had no gifts that Christmas but I did get something more meaningful: a special letter.