I've got a double-dose of December Daily goodness for you today! So let's just dive in:
The prompt for my December Daily class at Scrapaneers for the 15th was "reflection." And it wasn't the kind of reflection in a mirror or reflection of the glow of a candle. This was more of a prompt for you to sit and reflect on the events of the year, about the people you love, how they inspired you or drove you crazy. Or about the events of the world in the news or around you. I decided to choose a topic closer to the holiday season: gift-giving.
For years, this time of December I would be running around like a crazy person trying to buy gifts, wrap them, get them in the mail to family. I'd be stressed about stocking stuffers and worried about how many different kinds of cookies I was going to make. I wondered if I was doing enough to make the season bright. Did we buy enough gifts? Did we spend enough money? Will there be enough gifts under the tree? I didn't know if what I thought was "enough," was "enough" for everyone else.
Maybe it's because our oldest son got married this fall. Maybe it's because I don't have little ones running around the house anymore. Maybe it's because we are on a tighter budget. Or maybe it's because we all have enough stuff. But this year, I am so chill about it. The number of gifts don't matter. It's about the thought and love that goes into them. Don't get me wrong, I have always put a lot of thought into a gift for someone. But I am not buying things in a non-chalant way "just to have more under the tree." Does that make sense?
I found this quote from Mother Teresa and thought it was perfect for the page. And you know what? It's yours for free! Keep reading and scrolling for the link to download it.
I hid the journaling with a flip up card I created with cardstock and washi tape. I love doing that. For the date, I used sticker numbers from Thickers and mounted them to the top of the page protector. The gold star behind it is actually for December 16th's layout.
Here is the layout for my 4x4 pages:
Question for all you creatives out ther: Are you a messy crafter or a tidy one? By the look of the photo below, you can imagine which one I am.
Like my play on words on the 3x4 filler card? Sometimes I crack myself up.
What more can I say about this? No matter how hard I try, I can't keep things neat and tidy when I am in creative mode!
Here is the freebie I mentioned above! Just click on the link below the preview to download it!