despite the fact that there is (thankfully) no statute of limitations on papercrafting, and even though i truly believe that it doesn't matter *WHEN* you finish any particular project; as i worked on my december daily book, i had a really strong desire to finish it before the end of the year. and with this, the very last page, i have met my goal!
|(vintage music paper and doily; echo park banner sticker; mambi ornaments; basic grey stitched bunting)|
since this book, for me, was more about the preparations than christmas itself, i debated quite a bit as to whether i even wanted a page for the 25th. in the end i made a page, but it's basically just decorative, without any specific content from the holiday. the photo is one i took earlier in the month, it's the very beautiful and totally festive window of the paper source store in princeton. i think it's a pretty good compromise, and a nice way to end the story.
my favorite picture of ANY minibook is the side view which shows allllllll the pages completed and in their new home. so here's one of those, as well as one last shot of the front:
i found december daily to be every bit as fun and satisfying as i expected, but it's definitely challenging, and for sure one of those times when the more prepared you are, the more smoothly things will go. having said that, i'm already thinking about the possibility of doing it again next year; and also trying to make a kid-friendly version for the nieces and nephews! tune in next october to see if i figure *that* one out, ok?! :)