Counting down to Christmas

We used to have a really nice advent calendar that I had sewed together over a few years and last year it was finally finished. It took its inspiration from this one over at The Purl Bee.  However, somehow we have misplaced one box of Christmas goodness. I didn’t realize it immediately, but a few days after decorating I started thinking about a few choice items that were missing from our holiday decor….. most importantly the advent calendar.

So yesterday I began a replacement. Ideally we’ll find that missing box, but just in case we don’t I wanted to create something that would be reusable, festive and attractive (also simple and cheap!).  Enter cards and envelopes, 3×5 cards, and scrapbook paper.
The 3×5 cards corners are slipped into little cuts I made in the cards, that way rearranging or replacing activities in future years will be simple.


I had lots of helpers with cutting and gluing for the first half hour….. then I was on my own. The toddler in our house is potty training, so little treat breaks for all of us was a necessity.
I’ve got 14 envelopes done. 11 to go. Let’s just hope that string taped to bricks (bad idea) holds when all 25 are clipped up there.

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3 Responses to Counting down to Christmas

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