So, how did I choose which photos to include? First, I went though them all and picked out the ones I loved most. Then, I asked myself - which ones tell the story? I found I had several that, although beautiful and unique, all told the same story. Baking and decorating cookies, for example. I had several photos of kids decorating, photos of cookies fresh from the oven, photos of decorated cookies on plates. I simply chose ONE from that group to represent the story of baking cookies. I find this approach and the simple question of "which photo best tells the story?" really helps me to quickly narrow down my options. I did the same with sledding photos, Christmas Eve, Christmas morning photos, etc. In the end I fell like this is a great representation of our week and the stories are there.
For this spread I used the December subscription kit, Joyful, from Pixels and Comapny. It's no longer available via subscription, but you can find all the various products in the P&Co store.
|created with Joyful mini kit and Joyful journal cards by Deena Rutter; Joyous kit and Joyous journal cards by Jen Allyson;Joyful mini kit and Joyful cards by Meredith Cardall; Be Joyful kit by Gennifer Bursett; Joyful kit by Celeste Knight; Not So Joyful kit by Shirley Polk; Bebas Neue and CK Jot fonts|
Now, to just go back and fill in those missing three weeks, and 2014 will be done. Almost there!