Thursday, 5 December 2013

The Countdown is on!

At our house - the countdown to Christmas Eve actually started sometime near the end of September.  Each morning my girls changed the sign they made for our fridge that would update the number of days to Halloween and the number of days to Christmas Eve. 

Now that we are into December, as well as updating the sign on the fridge, they get to open one drawer in their Advent Calendar box each day.

I am very happy with how the Calendar turned out, and I think it took me almost as long to fill it up for them as it did to make it, but both tasks were a lot of fun! 

I used the Sparkle and Shine papers and the Countdown Stamps both from the Holiday from the Heart Gift Guide

I have filled my boxes with some different treats for the girls:  earrings, pretty hair things, nail polish, some candies and gum and other goodies.

The great thing about this calendar is that it can be personalized for anyone.  The boxes are 2 1/2 " square so there is lots of room for all kinds of things:

Fisher Price Little People
Tea Bags
K Cups
Bath Salts
Homemade cookies & squares
Golf Balls and Tees
Fishing Lures
Hot Wheels

If you are interested in starting a new family tradition with one of these fun calendars.  Contact me and we can order everything you need, to have it all ready for next year.