For this year's album I decided to go with page protectors. Since I could not find the correct size for my templates (6" x 8 1/2") I got 6" x 12" page protectors and just cut them down to size. Works out great.
I liked the idea of the transparent page in the middle of each daily spread so I decided to do that in this year's album. I cut various transparencies to 3" x 8 1/2" and on Day 1 I added a leftover paper chain from Ormolu. I think I got these three years ago when Maura and I made our very first December Daily album together at a crop.