Come on In! it said. We are rocking December in here!
And as I have a few of the first of my December pages to show today, I thought I'd invite you to do the same. Come on in!
I didn't make an album last year, nor the year before. I made some pages, but not a book. This year I felt I had to do something. Our girl - that Christmas lover who in my first December's blogging was little enough to be known as The Small One - is halfway through her last year at school. These days aren't going to come round again. I had to make a record. I'm going to fill in as much as I can now; but I'm leaving space, too, for her own words, later, after I give it to her on Christmas morning. And so, it starts like this...
The Gossamer Blue December Memories kit I'm using has a mix of Life Pages style cards and Planner pages. The Planner pages? I'm filling them in as a diary, all the while keeping in mind what I'd like to know now, if I had an album from my last year at school. What was for dinner? What was the main event at school every day? What did things cost?
|One of my Christmas cards tucked into a pocket. And a younger Fair family..|
But in between I'm adding pages with stories from Christmas in her past: right from the beginning, when she wore a pink wool coat with a matching bonnet. We've been talking in the afternoons, when she gets in from school, about what we each remember
|At a special graduation: her first Christmas in pink coat and bonnet|
And when we take a break, and do something festive, I add a page about that, too:
|How to make bark: though she's unlikely to forget..|
These are most of the first week's pages. You can see some of the Planner peeking through above: there are two photos of our Learner Driver to go into that pocket. I'm waiting for a fresh delivery of ink and photo paper to arrive (but at least I have some of our peppermint bark to munch on as I listen for the door). Then I'll be off, printing the next batch of pictures. Week Two? I'm thinking about Christmas clothes down the years. Oh, and I'm hoping we'll have our tree up by Saturday. More soon!