december daily for the kids

This was to have been my third year participating in Ali Edwards’ December Daily memory-keeping project, but other things got in the way. Since my very first in 2008, I have made several mini-albums. My two youngest children have seen me make my albums and journals and are always interested in doing their own projects sitting right beside me.

This year, I’m going to make it even easier for them to play along with Mommy!

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I pulled a black chipboard Ethan album by Cosmo Cricket from my stash and separated the pages into two piles. Lucky for me, I’ll have 3 pages for each of the girls’ albums.

Using the Mitten Weather Crafting Pack by Cosmo Cricket, I had plenty of choices. The only extra things I added were a few more binder rings, a small strip of gingham ribbon and used my letter stamps. Ultimately, I embellished 12 mini-album pages with the Mitten Weather kit and there’s plenty of crafty goodness left over. 

I’ll show you the back covers now.

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For my older daughter, I chose the journaling spots that had space for her to write a short note about the photos she will choose to highlight in her December Daily. For my younger daughter, who is just learning to spell a few words, I used the embellished die cut accents. We’ll let her practice writing her thoughts on a separate piece of cardstock and then adhere it to the album.

When designing the album, I only adhered the border strips at the outer edges, leaving the middle portion of the strip without adhesive so that we could slip the photos under the patterned paper border strips. 

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May you be blessed with the warmth of family and friends this holiday season and have a few moments to sneak in some crafting time!

This post was originally featured at as part of their WCS for the Holidays extravaganza.


  1. You are a BRAVE woman! Good for you. I can't wait to see the results :)

  2. Oh how lovely! and what was that? and Ethan album, where did that come from? Must get one for my Ethan!
    My sneaks of my gratitude journal are up too gorgeous!

  3. Great idea Monika. My daughter is starting to show interest and this would be a great way to start her off. Lovely!! (your girls are gorgeous, btw!!)


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