I can’t believe its December already….the last month of this year, and this come up so quickly i found it scary! lol
Of course the most exciting thing about December is the countdown to Christmas,
so this year i have a new idea for my lil girl to get even more excited about Christmas approaching…
my lil girl loves scrapbooking, and anything arty and creative….she loves cutting paper, drawing, writing stuff, making cards,
all the things i used to love to do when i had plenty of time to occupy myself - hence before i had kids which felt like a looongg time ago lol.
So for almost for the whole month of November our Christmas project is to create the “25 days of Christmas countdown treat cards”.
I know we can easily buy the ready made stuff for this, but i thought it was a good idea to make them ourselves.
This was my plot to keep her busy during the weekdays for about an hour or so each day after i pick her up from school.
Usually we wait til Logan is due to have his nap before we start on the project each day
because there are a lot of scrapbooking material that can be a choking hazard for him.
Anyway, so Claudia was really excited to start the project after i explain to her what its all about. However each day it gets harder and harder
to think of a new idea of what to put on the cards…since we have to make 25 of them we have to come up with new idea each day….
sometimes thinking about what she wants to put into the card doesn’t come easy
so i suggested a few things for her and she gets the last word to say yay or nay lol
the most exciting thing for her is choosing what treats goes into each card…
she carefully chooses each one for the cards each day and she even said that she will share them with mummy and daddy, isn’t she nice?
she said she would also would love to share it with little brother but seeing that he is not allowed sweets yet
she said she will wait til next year before she shares her treats with her brother LOL
well the first day of December is been and gone, the night before i saw her eying the cards and excitedly said to me
“mummy i get to open my first countdown card tomorrow morning, yay!”
and sure enough early in the morning on 1st Dec she came down the stairs bouncing with excitement and grabbed her first card…
this will continue til Christmas and so far we still have 20 more cards hanging on the wall for her to open and enjoy each day.
I really enjoy the quality time we spend together making these countdown to Christmas cards with her,
and i honestly think she really appreciates the one on one time with mummy too.
For at least one hour each day we get to have a quality time together without anything else interrupting us
and just enjoy being creative and doing something we both like to do.
So for those of you with children who loves being crafty, i highly recommend doing something like this with your kids..its well worth the effort.
So, just to show you our crafty work, here are a few shots of our Christmas countdown cards hanging at the corner wall of our stairs.
you can see how proud she is when we finished all the cards…
i was just about to take picture of the cards when she stood proudly beside our handy work and said “tadaa!!” lol
a closer look of the cards hanging on the wall
and this is what the cards looks like inside with her special message & one of the treats…
and lastly here is the finishing result at the end of our project…you can clearly see which cards she did herself
and which cards that has a lot of help from mummy LOL