I wanted to get this post done yesterday..but you all know how some days go.
Anyway---I have wanted a Christmas countdown for the last couple of years but I didn't want something that was big and bulky that was hard to store. Well after looking at many and figuring out what I had at home so that I didn't have to buy anything, this is what I came up with. I have a sizzix machine with a die cut that is a envelope. So I punched out 24 envelopes.
Then I folded them and glued them and put a magnet on the back of it.
Then I put a number on it and came up with 24 things we could do in the month of December. I looked at a calendar so I knew what was going on and could actually do the thing I want to. For example: Sleep under the Christmas tree is on a Friday night, some of the easier things like do service for a family member is on a weekday. I wrote the ideas on a paper and put it into the envelope.
I hope it works how I want it to. If not I will revise it for next year. But the most important thing is that the kids are excited about it.