This is not what I had planned to spend the day doing yesterday.
P had the day off of school - I think it was a teacher work day. Anyway, the boys were back at college and she and I started the big tidy to get ready for our holiday decorating. We remembered that we need to get out our advent tree before Thursday. Then she remembered that the boys will not be here to take turns with the ornaments. We decided that we should make something to send them at school so that they can have their own countdown.
I opened up a small envelope from my desk and used it for a pattern. The envelopes are made out of double sided craft/scrapbook paper and perfectly sized to hold a 3 by 5 inch index card. Miss P stamped the numbers and helped with the flower punching.
It took us most of the day to make and number FIFTY envelopes. Here's one set.
We don't have them all filled yet so we thought we'd send them in batches. I'll get the first few in the mail today!
I know they don't read the blog so it's OK to post this here - as long as no one else spills the beans. Ahem. You know who you are. Don't tell. I want them to be surprised! If it hadn't taken ALL DAY to make these I probably would have made a set for you too. Maybe D will share.
I'm off to do some quilting.
edited to add:
we are putting drawings, notes, origami, and other small tidbits in the envelopes. Here's a link for some Christmas themed origami.