Monday, November 18, 2013

A Last Minute Holiday Project

Today I decided to work on making some Christmas cards.  While looking thru my Christmas supplies,  I found this vintage looking 8x8 paper collection Make it Merry by October Afternoon.  Isn't it adorable??

Well, while thumbing thru the papers, I saw this one and immediately thought of a little "spread some holiday cheer" project that I would like to do.  

Normally, these numbers would probably be used for a Christmas Advent calendar papercrafting project and that is how I plan on using them......with just a little twist to it.  

Everyone likes to get snail mail, right?  Well, here is my plan.  

1.  Come up with a list of twenty-five random friends.
2.  Make up some really cute envelopes using Christmas-themed paper
3.  Place some little "treat/gift" in said envelope.
4.  Adhere one of these little numbered squares to outside of said envelopes, and
5.  Mail to said random recipient.

Sound like fun?  I think so.  Depending on where the recipient lives (either locally, a few states away, or even another country) I will mail the envelopes so they arrive close to the date (ideally they would arrive *on* the date) corresponding to the number on the envelope.  

I'll keep you posted!  Guess I better get my craft on.  December 1 will be here soon!


  1. Please consider me a random friend! :) Love the your snail mail advent idea!

  2. Nice! I was making Thanksgiving cards yesterday. I guess I better think about Christmas pretty soon.

  3. What a super fun idea. You can call me random~;-p