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Advents or countdowns are such a fun way to make things extra special at the holidays, wouldn't you agree? There a bajillion different ways to do them and I must confess to being enamored--so much that I am constantly on the look-out for all sorts of variations and ideas!
While I love the more elaborate countdowns I've seen, I always have to remind myself that things get so crazy busy during the season, and the only way I'll make this kind of project is if I keep it simple!
The Twelve Days stamp set is a fun spin on the tradition of the song that counts down the days, beginning with Christmas Day and extending through the eve of Epiphany.
What you tuck inside the little pouches can reflect the lyrics of the song or slip yummy edible treats inside--personally, I don't think you can go wrong with chocolates! *chuckle* But, you can also create notes that feature a fun activity, in lieu of tangible objects.
Whatever you do, I hope you enjoy this charming holiday craft!
If the chalkboard trend is over, I'm the last to know, but I honestly never tire of it and think it has universal appeal for all ages and genders! It's a great way to keep things simple but retain personality and an element of fun!
I also hope you'll take a closer look at Twelve Days, and see all the potential it has for use beyond the holidays, too... :)
I'm not gonna lie, the very first time I cut apart my stamps years ago I really struggled. But, I got over it quick when I realized how much it increased the versatility of the images I wanted to use in different ways...
This little character just cracks me! I mixed it up a bit by using Milo's ABC's to fill up the speech bubble with some conversation... The inside of the card? It reads, "Thanks for listening". :)
Seriously, now. That birdie is just too much fun to reserve only for Christmas, doncha think? ;)