Wednesday, December 12, 2012
An Abbreviated Countdown Calendar
So I thought that some sort of advent calendar would be good for N this year- and I looked at all the cute ideas on the Internet- there are thousands- (and also as an aside- I think advent calendars on the Internet are generally misnamed- they're really countdown to Christmas calendars, we're not really religious, so we don't technically celebrate advent- which is the 4 Sundays that lead up to Christ's birth). Anyhow- our countdown calendar starts at 12- not 24 like most of the ones you see- because I think 24 days of anticipation is really too much for a three year old (not to mention a whole month of a chocolate a day). And also it's just got chocolates in it- no activities- even though I think that's where the future will lead us, it's just a bit easier to organize chocolates.
It's very easy to put together- just roll wrapping paper into a cylinder- secure the long ends with tape, and then sew each edge shut so that they close in sort of the opposite way, making a pyramid shape, don't forget to stuff the treat inside first, (as I almost did). Write a number on them from 1-12, then hang on a ribbon with clothes pins.