Wow, November is half already half over! The holiday season will be here before we know which means it’s time for one of the scrapbooking projects I most look forward to every year: December Daily.
Back in 2010, I created a 7×9 mixed-sized paper mini book and I have to say I LOVED it. Of all the scrapbooking projects and layouts I completed in 2010, my December Daily album is the one I never stopped thinking about.
There is just something magical about putting together the foundation of the album ahead of time and then seeing it fill up with memories over the course of the holiday season.
But in thinking about my December Daily plan for 2011, I realized there were a few things about the album that didn’t work for me: the daily-ness of December Daily, the mixed-sized pages and the lack of any digital goodness.
So last year I came up with a new plan for my not-so-daily December Daily mini book which I lovingly called the Holiday Faves. It was a 5×7 hybrid mini album complete with foundation pages which I printed and then filled up with goodness over the Holiday season.
And I have to admit, I may have done a happy dance or two in excitement over it because it worked out even better than I’d hoped.
(You can find an entire video of my 2011 Holiday Faves album here.)
Which brings me to today’s Sweet Shoppe Saturday New Release!
The Holiday Faves 5×7 Mini Album Templates Vol. 2
Yes, the Holiday Faves 5×7 Mini Album templates are back with an all-new more awesome design combined with the same hybrid 5×7-inch tree-saving style!
And I could not be more excited. Seriously, lots of oh-so-excited (and occasionally awkward, I’m sure) happy dances going on over here, haha. Especially knowing just how well the Holiday Faves worked out for me last year.
You can read about all the details of the Holiday Faves 5×7 Mini Album Templates here at Sweet Shoppe Designs but here are a few specific things I want to point out:
- The mini album templates are 5×7 inches which for me is the perfect balance of size and at-home printability since you can print 2 5×7 pages on a single 8.5×11 pages. Woohoo for saving trees!
- I designed the templates to be a starting point for building your Holiday album foundations pages so I kept the design simple so you can dress them up or down depending on your personal style. The goal is to let your photos, memorabilia and memories take center stage.
- I will be going with a Holiday Faves theme for my album with my plan being to document my top ten favorite things from this Holiday season (with the backup plan being if I only get to say, 5, it’ll be ok). But if you’re not a Faves fiend like I am, haha, I also included a “Holiday Memories” cover and journaling option as well a list of the fonts I used so you can customize your own.
- One thing I missed from December Daily last year was capturing a few of the more broad holiday themes, like decorations, music, etc so this year I’ve included 8 additional more general holiday-themed journaling cards for documenting those stories.
What’s really cool about these templates is not only can you use these mini album templates for creating your own Holiday album but I will be using them to create my own album as well.
And starting next week here on the blog, I will be sharing more details on how I’m personally using these templates to create the foundation for my own Holiday Faves album and of course throughout December I’ll be showing how it all comes together as well. It’s going to be fun so I hope you’ll come scrap along with me!
The Holiday Faves 5×7 Mini Album Templates Vol. 2 are available now at Sweet Shoppe Designs and are 20% off thru Saturday, November 17th.
So now’s a great time to get yourself ready to scrap your holiday heart out.