This was the first year ER really helped wrap gifts. While her participation was limited to tape patrol, she did it proudly! I even splurged for a special wrapping tape dispenser, which made it a lot easier for her. She didn't have to try and tear off bits of tape.
We were also busy with an ornament exchange with Valerie's daughter's from Frugal Family Fun Blog. Lifting the dimensional holly berry stickers on the right hand side above reveals a fold out page.
I spotlighted our favorite handmade ornaments on the fold out. The glittered title and "stamp" are so pretty with the photos of our tree.
We went to my Godparents' house for a dinner, featuring the homemade mac & cheese that's my Godmother's specialty. Besides being a wonderful hostess, Annemarie is also quite the decorator. She's what I aspire to be!
The other side of the tag inside of page 18-19 has a photo of ER crafting at the holiday library story time with our neighbors, so I've opted not to share that. Page 20 is the start of some photos of my brother's birthday. I'd have preferred to have them all together, so you can view them at a glance. The book was assembled at the start of December, to save time when I went to complete it. This is the only part of the book's flow that I wish I could've changed.
The rest of Dave's birthday are on the backside, on page 21 so they are still pretty close. This also gave me the space to put all the last minute baking photos together.
I like how when you view all three photos in a row, the two above and the one on page 22 you see a kind of timeline of cookie making: cutting out, decorating, and all finished.
Christmas Eve photos at my parents' house. I wanted to include more family photos so the tag inside of page 24 has photos from the day on both sides.
Christmas morning and day at our house round out the rest of the book.
Thanks for sticking with me! The book really thick because of all the embellishments, so I plan to display it all fanned out. It just begs to be picked up and flipped through. I love it! Don't forget to see Part 1!
Shared At: Show & Tell at Blue Cricket Design, Gettin' Crafty on Hump Day at Nikki's Nifty Knacks, Hoo's Got Talent at Night Owl Crafting, and Make it Yours Day at My Backyard Eden.