December Daily 2016 – Day 24

Christmas Eve was magical and special and profoundly beautiful… I seriously couldn’t wait to journal about it and to include it in my December Daily.

 

I even made a two page spread – I know… totally not me. But it was fun, maybe I should try this more often.

On the left hand page I created almost a divider between the 22nd/23rd and the 24th. On one side I used one of the beautiful gold printables I designed which you can get for FREE here. On the other side I used a 6×8 print by Jasmine Jones which I purchased from Ali Edwards in last year’s December Daily kits. I matted that print on a black and white diagonal stripe from Felicity Jane. I love how the stripe really makes the print pop. I kept that page super simple by just adding a tiny bit of Wink of Stella to the letters so there would be some glitter and one enamel dot on the i.

On the right hand page I included a photo that I like to take every year. Almost every year I go to a candlelight service on Christmas Eve. When the room is dark, and the candles are lit and we sing together I feel such peace, love and joy. I snagged a photo of my bright candle in the darkness. I always feel like this photo epitomizes the reason for the season – Jesus bringing light to the world.

On this page I added some more of that black and white diagonal stripe – I really like how it ties the two pages together. I also grabbed out this really beautiful gold foil Project Life card from my stash that reads “No Greater Love” – this is also hand lettering by Jasmine Jones (if I’m not mistaken).

I added my journaling to the right and it reads:

Mom and I went to the candlelight service at In2One. It was a bit chaotic just before because mom fell, but the service was profoundly beautiful and meaningful.  I seriously can’t think of a better way to spend Christmas Eve.  It truly puts everything into perspective. Tears came to my eyes as I stood there singing Silent Night.  What a perfect reminder of the greatest gift ever given and a stunning reminder of God’s grace and love for mankind.  there truly is no greater gift than a God who would give his own son for me.

I finished that page off with some faux stitching around the journaling block, my chipboard number 24, and some adorable sparkly white enamel dots and shapes from Freckled Fawn.

I love the way this page turned out. I’m so glad I included it and thankful I had the space to share this story. I truly feel like it brings it all back into perspective and so beautifully highlights my reason why page too.

If you’d like to check out the process video, you can find that here:

xoxo

Tori

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