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We haven't spent a lot of time on Christmas traditions in our house up to this point. At first it was just us. Then the Vance was just to young to care. So this year, he's finally starting to catch on, which is why December Daily is something I wanted to attempt because this year is going to really set the stage for what he's looking forward to about Christmas in the years to come. Because this is the first year he's cared about a tree or presents or really wanting to help make fudge or you get the idea.
I started by making that advent calendar with my Silhouette. I filled it with candy and a daily activity (adapted from my crafty friend Kara's list). Things like afternoon craft or a Christmas movie or baking cookies. The movies and baking would have happened anyway, and I planned the date according to when the homemade goodness needs to be delivered. The craft times are sort of a new thing - he's really showing an interest in learning so they are my effort at non-spelling sorts of education (cutting straight lines, following directions, etc.).
The other major player this year is our Elf on the Shelf. We've never really acknowledged the man in the red suit so we're sort of talking about it. At this stage, as you can read in the journaling, he's quite skeptical about the whole thing.
For this page I used the current Let's Get Sketchy challenge sketch. Their sketch used three photos, but with the smaller mini book format I felt that the photos would be to small so I altered a bit. ;)