December Daily - Day 4

December Daily - Day 4

Day 4 in my December Daily albums has been the same for the last 14 years -  it's our youngest son Sam's birthday!  This one was a bit more memorable than most.. his 21st birthday!

The photo is always Sam standing in front of his birthday door.

I started a tradition with our boys when they were little - after they go to bed, the night before their birthdays, we decorate their bedroom door like a giant present, wrapped with paper, bows & little goodies attached.  

It's fun to see how he changes from year to year looking at the same picture.  If you looked at my past 13 December Daily books, you'd see a similar story each year on the 4th.  Here's the same day from the very first December Daily I did back in 2008!

Even funnier to see how the door stuff changes.  When they were little it was so easy - a little candy, a few small toys from the dollar store & done.  As they've gotten older, it's turned to cash & gift cards!  

I thought last year was most likely the last year for The Birthday Door tradition because Sam had moved out.  Even though he was on his own this year, I still did his door... although it wasn't his bedroom door, it was our coat closet door - ha ha!

I trimmed the far right pockets from the pocket page, added sequins & then fused the top of the pocket closed with the Fuse to create a shaker pocket.

Printed a 6x8 photo of Sam in front of the birthday door :)

I created a pocket on the back & included a photo along with a card for a bit more journaling

Sam loves pecan pie, so a big old pie from Costco was in order!  I had a fun sparkler candle, but he didn't want me to use that one because he thought it would ruin the pie so we had to settle for a votive candle instead :)

Here's the foundation page for the 4th, other than adding sequins to turn the pocket page into a shaker pocket, nothing changed :)

Supplies Used - Day 4

Epson PictureMate Printer
Make It Merry 6x8 Binder
3x4/3x4 Pocket Page
Make It Merry Number Bits Die Cut Ephemera
White Gel Pen
Make It Merry Foam Stickers
Make It Merry Sticker Book
Holly Days Bits & Pieces Die Cut Ephemera
Holly Days Sticker Book
Holiday Magic 12x12 Paper Pack
Holiday Magic Puffy Stickers
Joy & Peace 3x4/4x6 Journaling Pocket Cards
Hole Punch

I'll be back after Day 5 with a video showing the first 5 days up close :)

I put together a playlist of my last 5 year's of December Daily flip through videos - click here to take a peek!