Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Home Made Love

My friend Sophia got tired of her preschool-aged son asking the inevitable December question, "HOW much longer until Christmas?", and she created this Advent calendar overnight to answer his question.

I'm impressed on so many levels.

First, it's just plain cute and fun. Each one of those rectangles is a matchbox, and each matchbox holds a little treat. The boxes are attached to a metal cookie sheet with magnets, and the new boxes appear each day.

The craftmanship is beautiful; this will undoubtedly become a family tradition as the family grows. Her children are small enough that they probably will never remember a December when they DIDN'T count the days with little boxes.

But most of all, I'm impressed that Sophia took her child's question seriously and took the time to answer it with love.


agent713 said...

I'm impressed that she used 100% CM and made it look fantastic!!!(even with all that gingham LOL)

Jill in FL said...

This is absolutely adorable!!

Veronica in Aus said...

Great way to use up all the gingham paper! Beautiful Advent calendar.