Today, I’m here to share some ideas and tips for your #DecemberDBD journal. I recommend trying to add pictures to your pages each day –– from “normal” things like doing the dishes or groceries, and a full/empty fridge. It really doesn’t matter what you take pictures of –– everything you do on a single day is fine. It’s more about documenting each day, whether it’s work, sports, watching tv, cooking diner, babysitting, laundry, etc.
If you find yourself lacking inspiration on a certain day, here’s a list of some themes/ideas that might help:
Photo of your craft desk/room
Buy yourself a treat/something you really like to eat and try to make a stunning picture of it to use in your journal
Your favorite (Christmas) song
Decorating your tree
A black & white picture
Write a letter to Santa and hide it in your journal
Take pictures of December decorations in your area, or go to a garden centre or decorated shop to take pictures.
Create a tag
Your favorite (feel-good) movie
Your pets or birds and other animals in the garden
Donate $5 to charity
Your favorite Facebook group 😉
Christmas cards you are sending and/or receiving
Your front door or house
Hot chocolate or a good cup of tea/coffee
Your dream house
PJ’s all day –– staycation
Cleaning a closet or a room
The sky/the weather today
What makes you happy?
Make a page with paint or watercolor
News: What’s happening right now –– local or worldwide
New Years wishes
If you are planning to journal through the full month of December (1–31st) to review the past year, you can also add things like: the best thing that happened last year, the saddest thing that happened last year, milestones, etc.
For our Dutch members there is also Sinterklaas on December 5th –– a great subject for your December-Day-By-Day journal/ planner!
I hope this helps give you a little bit of inspiration as we get ready to document our December! Don’t forget to join us on the ECD Planner Page on Facebook to see other crafters’ planner pages, and to share pictures of your own!
Karen here today from Craftily Yours! Are you participating in the ECD Planner Facebook Group December Day-by-Day? I am! It’s fun and inspiring! I’m preparing as many base pages in advance. As I go through December, I’ll add pictures (and probably some fun embellishments). Today’s post shows several days. (I’ll also add the December date later since I don’t know what order they’ll be in!)
December Day-By-Day is a wonderful way to document the month of December in your ECD Planner! Create a page for every day leading up to Christmas, or for every day in December –– it’s up to you!
Your December Day-By-Day planner can be used to showcase your favorite photos, organize your shopping list, share your favorite recipes and more! #DecemberDBD is the perfect way to celebrate and reflect in the month of December.
ALSO, every week, starting the week of November 4, we will give away a $25/€25 gift card to someone who has posted about #DecemberDBD. Every post is an entry in the weekly drawing, so be sure to hop on social media each week to show us your progress!
We can’t wait to see everyone’s #DecemberDBD progress throughout November and December!
It’s almost Halloween crafters, and we have a challenge for you –– you could win a $25 gift card to ecraftdesigns.com!
Here’s how to enter: 1. Create a Halloween-themed project using your favorite ECD products 2. Post a picture of your project on social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Elizabeth Craft Designs Family, ECD Planner Group) 3. Be sure to use the hashtag #ECDSPOOKY in your post, or we won’t see it!
The Planner Essential line is perfect as a monthly agenda, mini scrapbook, junk journal, and more –– but, did you ever think to use the line in another creative ways?
For this mini journal, Esther used the large ticket die from the Planner Essentials 11 die set (1655) for the pages. Then, she binded it! You could, of course, choose any method of book-binding you’d like.
We love it when people think outside the box when using our products! Isn’t this mini journal cool? Let us know what you think in the comments below!
The newest Planner Essential collection included 8 new stamps and 8 new dies sets, with Christmas and cooking themes! We also released 3 new planner colors alongside this collection! Take a look at some of them below!