Monday, December 13, 2010

Countdown to Christmas!

Are you ready?  We're in the home stretch now.  Just twelve days left and I'm happy to say that the only thing I have left to do is embroider one tea towel and wrap the set up!  Yep, all the shopping is done, all the wrapping is done, we are ready to go!  Good thing too, we have a busy week ahead of us.  School programs and parties, work parties, family parties...all this week!  I feel so good about everything we've gotten done that I'm actually looking forward to all the events this week!  Where are you in your holiday agenda?  Are you a list maker and usually done well in advance or are you up all night on Christmas Eve putting the finishing touches on?

I thought I'd post our advent or countdown calendar today.  I made this last year with my Cricut and the Bags, Tags, Boxes and More cartridge.  Before I put the boxes together, I adhered the patterned paper and the numbers.  I keep all the boxes in a container and each day the girls pull one out and get their treat.  This year it's a combo of Squinkies, candy and Silly Bandz.  I stick the boxes to the wall with some HandiTak.
You'll have to excuse box #17.  Last year our very large dog tried to eat it because it smelled somewhat appetizing to him.  I need to re-stick the paper to it!

Is it weird I'm already thinking about Valentine projects? Thanks for stopping by!  See ya tomorrow!


  1. What a great idea for an advent calendar! Thank you for sharing!

  2. What a great idea! I bet the kids love seeing what is inside the box each day.

  3. I'm pretty much done too! Looking forward to baking and relaxing this week:) We started our twelve days to Christmas countdown last night! Hope you have a great week.

  4. very cute advent calendar! i cant wait till christmas!

  5. Yay you, for being done already! I'm semi-done, just got some little things/stocking stuffer stuff to get and then I'm callin it good!

    Love the advent calendar, very cute!!

  6. Love your advent idea, and that it is stuck to the wall, so fun.
    I so want that cartridge but I can't get it anymore:(
    You are almost done!!! I just wrote out my list last night :0

    Oh and those medallions would go perfectly with Valentines Day. Actually they would work for any holiday, just change up the paper :)
    Any questions just ask, or email me :)

  7. I'm not done yet, but on schedule! Love your boxes and how you put them on the wall - looks like fun!