2017 | Week 52

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This week encompasses two family gatherings, so I threw in an insert to finish off the year. I love how bright and fun this week is. Christmas is hands down my favourite holiday.

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The left side with the insert. I used more December Daily bits, and the December 2017 digital kit (here). The front of the insert covers babysitting my niece and nephew. We built lego's, made some crowns and had a pajama photoshoot and built a ridiculously hard puzzle. I added chipboard pieces throughout the week.

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Here's a closer look at the left side. I added a label to the title card with some phrase strips from the December Daily main kit. I struggle to use the chipboard that comes in the Story Kits. It's just something that I tend to hoard because it's either too pretty, or it needs the perfect photo. One of my goals towards the end of 2017 was to stop hoarding it and just use it. There would never be a perfect project, wherever it went would BE the perfect project. It helped me actually use my stash and I managed to empty one entire sheet of chipboard.

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The back of the insert was about it being ridiculously cold and making dinner then watching a movie. I told a similar story in December Daily and included our "awkward" family selfie.

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Here's a better look at the right side. More chipboard pieces across the spread. Love that quote card - that I think came in the digital December kit I linked above. I could have included more photos, but I feel like these capture the stories I wanted to include here. I wrote a lot more in December Daily from our Christmas gatherings, so I feel like this is enough for this album.

Ali talks a lot about NOT including every single photo, and I absolutely agree with that. It took me a couple years to figure it out, but I don't want to have to worry about dealing with 60 albums later in my life, so I'm actively choosing not to include every photo. I also don't even really take that many, so sometimes I include every photo because that's all there is.

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Here's a look at the spread without the insert. Even this would have been an adequate look at our week.