This calendar is such a great piece. I will be buying more. When I first ordered it I was thinking about using it to make a Christmas advent calendar. I will still do one eventually but I started getting all of these ideas for things to do with it and now I am struggling to decide which to do first. This would make a great Baby's keepsake piece--first tooth lost, hair from first haircut, etc. Then I thought about making a childs favorites box--with small things to represent the things they like. I want to do one about my Dad who has passed on. It would have words on the drawers about him and then in the drawers would be things to represent him--his military medals and things like that. I think it would make a great way to remember him yet be different. I keep coming up with things and now I need to decide what one I will do first. There are just so many ways to use it.
I just got this in the mail this week. I can't wait to start decorating it. As soon as it is finished I will put the finished product in my gallery. I opened it up and played with all the little drawers and the possibilities seem endless as to what can be done with this fun little calendar!
What I didn't consider is that it can be used for more then just a Christmas countdown. Do you or your little one's love Halloween? You can make a countdown to Halloween Calendar! With a bit of candy or another treat in each drawer every day until the big event.
You can make a countdown to anything you can think of. Countdown until someone's special day.. a wedding day, 16th, 18 or 21st birthday birthday or any other important birthday! Basically any really important date. The possibilities are endless. I purchased two of these, and as soon as I opened it I wanted to order more!
I'm working on my THIRD countdown calendar! This one will be used to count down to the birth of my first grandbaby...it will be given to my daughter in connection with a "non-traditional" shower; something I have titled "Shower in a Box." Guests are invited to purchase a gift and send to me...all gifts will be assigned a number...all gifts and countdown calendar are being sent to my daughter...for twenty five days, she will be instructed to open the gift that corresponds to the countdown box. Invitations to the "non-traditional shower" match the motif used to decorate the countdown calendar. I love the quality of this product and it's flexibility!