Monday, November 29, 2010
Yesterday I mentioned that I had received my matchboxes numbered 1 to 25 to be opened 1 a day until Christmas. It dawned on me that I had not actually taken them out of the large envelope and looked at them. Then I thought what am I going to do with them as I did not want another tree. I have 1 small one on a table in the front hallway and one mid size on a table in the sunroom. I then remembered that when unpacking the christmas boxes and taking items from the shelf that I came across this red rack. I have 2 of them and when we had the cottage I used to buy the large bag of small size potato chips, corn chips, etc. like you would put in a lunchbox and put them on this rack. Then whenever anyone wanted a snack they could help themselves. I am glad I did not throw them away. I bought one down last year and clipped Christmas cards on it. Well I counted the clips and would you believe there are 25 clips. All the matchboxes had to have a hanger of some type attached to them for hanging. Well I now know where my boxes are going to hang.
Along with all the work and swapping herself as I got her day #13, Linda sent each one of us a little goodie bag. I attached it to the top of the holder and we are ready to go. I put all the boxes in date order on a plastic baking sheet cover. Worked perfect. Here are some pics. I am as bad as the grandkids. Can't wait for Dec. 1. Last year I ordered the Lego advent toy for both of the 7 year olds. Apparently they loved it and would come downstairs first every day to see what little thing you made that day. I ordered them again this year from Lego and now we will all be opening something every day.
I will post a pic of the matchbox and gift inside every day.