Monday, December 1, 2008

My Christmas Calendar

I´ve been busy making my daughters Christmas Calendar. I found it too expensive to buy 24 little presents and usually they end up in the corner after 5 minutes of playing. Also here in Iceland, children get 13 little presents from the Santa Clause in a shoe placed in the window seat from Desember 11 until December 24 so I thought that was enough.

I wanted to do something different so I decided to make 24 little notes and on each note there is a promise of a quality time with the family for example: go to the movies, take a walk in town and go to a coffie house, stay at home and make Christmas crafts, rent a Christmas movie, decorate the house, sleep with grandparents and so on. Just ordinary things made special during this special time :-)

Here is the calendar, just a white plate with 24 little frames, frames I had, some I painted and some not and I also bought some new frames.

Here is a close up, under each frame there is a little note tied to a nail.

I used Mindy Terasawa´s Jolly lil Friends kit and stickers, just perfect for this project.

And here is Matthildur opening the first note this morning, very happy because her best friend from playschool was coming home with her to play :-)

And here is a picture of me and Matthildur in the main newspaper in Iceland :-)


  1. What an AWESOME calendar!! Thanks for the inspiration!!

  2. Beautiful calendar and I really like the idea whith a message instead of a gift.

    Found your beautiful blog through Anettes Hus, by the way. Love your scrapping!

  3. Fantastic idea and a beautiful calendar!

  4. Wow, love the idea! And the frames. Why is it that everytime I see something creative I really like online, then it's an Iclandic person behind it:) Im glad that I have several friends from Icland!

  5. Vá!!! Þetta er flott dagatal!! :-) ...og barasta flott blogg! :-) kv. Helga lind.