There are so many gorgeous advent calendars out there and oh, how I wish I could put my creative energy into one this year; but this kind of project needs to be put aside for another time. The little ladies still love the count down aspect and Araina keeps pestering me with, “how many more days?” ………”go check the calendar Araina.” This happens daily so today we put together the good ol’ traditional paper link countdown. Ours is more of a countdown to the winter solstice, so we used white, silver and blue as our colors. We used scraps of parchment paper, silver plant foil (the foil wrapped around poinsettias) and scrap construction paper; then cut newspaper links as the bulk of the chain.
Two chains were made for two little ladies so they each can rip a link away daily. Now it’s my turn to ask Araina, “how many more days?” (which I don’t ask often due to the many gifts I STILL have to make).