Thursday, November 4, 2010

The 12 Days of Christmas

Posted by Micah at 11:18 AM
My son, Koen, was born on the Epiphany, or the 12th Day of Christmas. I think that's kinda cool. So instead of making an Advent calendar (my kids prefer the chocolate kind anyway) I thought it would be nice to make a 12 Days of Christmas calendar that can double as a "how many days to Koen's birthday" calendar.

I haven't added the title yet because I haven't decided what it will be. The tins are attached with pre-stickied velcro dots. I used the cricut for the numbers (and will again for the title). I used up paper and embellishments that haven't seen the light of day for years! The tins themselves came from Lee Valley (love Lee Valley).

The whole thing measures 12x12 and has a kickstand on the back so I can rest it on a table. I plan to place an encouraging message in each tin, and perhaps with a piece of candy for each child.

Thank you for checking in!


Kathy Braun and Lucky said...

This is really cute and what a great way to count down to a birthday, what fun thing to do! I couldn't forget my biggest fan of Lucky, I check in every day. Have an awesome day.

Crafty Creations said...

Great Great idea for your son! I love it!!! He will love it too!
TFS :)

Dori said...

What a fun idea! I think it is such a special way to celebrate your son's birthday

Dragonflyink said...

You should call it " count down to the best idea ever " covers all the bases.....
ps I'm totally CASEing

CatWoman said...

What a nice way to honour your child's birthday. I know from experience, kids who have their birthdays close to Christmas often feel left out and ripped off (that whole 1 present for Christmas & birthday - sucks when you're a kid) :)

Anne Marie said...

Such a cute idea! I love the idea of creating a "birthday countdown" calendar, too. Love it! :)


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