The first time I did December Daily I didn’t finish until September of the following year. By then I had forgotten most of the creative ideas I had as well as many of the stories I wanted to document. While the project turned out just fine, it lacked the slice of life feeling you get from finishing promptly. You also don’t get that mojo boost from having something big under your belt right away in January.
Thus, it was important to me to wrap up the 2012 album right after the holidays. We were traveling for the latter part of the month and it didn’t make sense to scrap on-the-go. I had Days 20-25 left and finished in about ninety minutes today. Working on several days at a time seems to always go faster than if you did each one separately.
If you’re still working on your December Daily, you’ll really thank yourself if you dig in and get it done. Here’s how:
1. Assess what’s left to do. Take a bird’s eye view and gather your remaining supplies together.
2. Select, edit, print your photos. For mini books I definitely prefer to have all my photos out and ready to go.
3. Make a micro kit for each page. I like to spread out the photos in order and include any special additions with them in a pile, like number tags or paper scraps.
4. Complete one page at a time. When you dig into the do part, don’t think about what’s left. Focus on what’s in front of you.
Completed 2012 December Daily Project
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