We put our Christmas tree up the day before Thanksgiving this year. Yes, it was very early, but due to family travel plans we decided to celebrate a day early with my family and on Thursday with my hubby’s family. ¬†I wanted to have the tree up for the dinner with my family. ūüôā

Altered Altoid Tin Ornament

Altered Altoid Tin Ornament

Last year was the first year my hubby and I¬†actually ever had a tree because prior to that we lived in a small apartment in NYC where there just wasn’t the space. ¬†So we started from scratch — we had zero ornaments. ¬†I decided I would fill the tree with ONLY handmade ornaments. ¬†I did a whole series (an ornament a day for 30 days!) and many crafty friends sent me beautiful ornaments as well.

So this year, it was just a matter of unpacking and selecting (I thought limiting the colors might help make the tree look a little more cohesive). I also decided to not be so rigid, and I added some soft pastel ornaments I had picked up at Michaels’ after-Christmas sale last year. The following is a video share of my tree this year¬†(it also has a link in the drop down box to my YouTube ornament series playlist):

Today I also decided to start my first December Daily! I wasn’t thinking my holiday life would be eventful enough to merit a December Daily, but I’ve been watching so many wonderful YT videos that I was inspired/convinced to try. I’m doing a small 6×6 album and not even using pocket pages! I’m just punching a couple of holes in each page and adding it to the binder album. How easy is that?! I am loving trying something new, and so far there is no stress at all. ¬†The following is a video share of the start of my album and the December Daily numbers I made:

The cover of my December Daily is being entered into the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Anything Goes Challenge and
The Simon Says Stamp Work It Wednesday Anything Goes Holiday Challenge

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