Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Advent Calendar...



So, in a last minute rush I put together an advent calendar for Kolya... I've actually been tossing around ideas in my head for the last couple of weeks, but hadn't come up with an idea that I really loved. I have a clipping in one of my idea books that I love, but that involved knitting 24 little mittens with numbers on them and I've never even once knit a regular sized mitten... so that idea is put on hold for a more ambitious year. I wanted to come up with something clever that fit with our aesthetic and this is what I came up with. I put together 24 tins and used heavy duty ceramic magnets to attach them to the fridge. These tins were actually snatched from my Simply June supplies, so they already had my label affixed... no problem... I picked up some printable magnet sheets at my local office supply store and printed out the numbers and cut them out by hand. This way I can easily take them off if I need to use the tins for another purpose. (It mostly just made me happy to print my own magnets...) So, now some of the tins hold stickers, pieces of candy, a note to look somewhere for a little gift that is too big for the tin and notes with special activities listed such as going to the library to pick up Christmas books for a special story time... I spread the activities throughout the month and this way we will be sure to do all those fun little holiday activities that sometimes get lost in the frenzy of the season...

3 comments:

lgaumond said...

LOVE that idea!! What a lucky boy Kolya is. I wish someone would fill an advent calendar for me again. Your calendar is so fun and beautiful, like big old typewriter keys!

Ali said...

Hi Karen!!! I'll see you Sunday - I've never been to BB, I'm excited!

Granted [no pun intended], I'm also going to selfishly whore myself out to any and all in need of a website, I wanted to support you and Libby :)

marzi said...

just found you on cjane and i LOVE this idea! so modern and fun!