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November 2008 Project of the Month
How to Make a Christmas Calendar
by Brandi Clark

Spending time with family and friends during the holiday season is such a pleasant and rewarding experience. Most people seem to be filled with the Christmas spirit of laughing, and sharing. Spending time with your children during this fun time of year can make the season all that more special for both you and your children. What a better way to enjoy the season with family than to make Christmas crafts together. Especially children, when you see their faces light up because they are so proud of their new Christmas creation.

Below is a Christmas craft idea that you can enjoy making with your children and they will cherish for many years to come.

Christmas Calendar

Materials:

  • 25 child's size socks
  • Christmas Wired Edge Ribbon (enough to hang the socks across the ribbon and be sure to have enough to hang the ribbon at the ends)
  • clothespins (can be painted Christmas colors)
  • embellishments of your choice (just make sure they're not too heavy)
  • notebook paper cut to fit inside each sock

Using a permanent marker, between the top of the sock and the heel, number each sock from one through 25.

Make sure the children realize not to cover the numbers and have them decorate the socks with the embellishments they have chosen. Remember, these can be buttons, construction paper, or even foam cut-outs. The possibilities are endless.

The adult should write small messages to fit inside each sock. For example: The message for December 24 might be "Don't forget to make milk and cookies!" The child should not be able to read these messages just yet.

Cut enough ribbon so that you will be able to attach each sock to the ribbon using a clothespin, and be sure to have enough at the ends to tie around a nail. The children will enjoy attaching the socks with the clothespin just make sure only the back edge of the sock is pinned so that you can slip your messages into each sock.

Now, each day during December, your child can count down to Christmas and have a fun message to enjoy!

About the Author:
Brandi Clark is from Floral Creations. At Floral Creations new Christmas gifts are now available! Checkout http://www.visitfloralcreations.com and receive 25% off all web orders through the months of November and December! At "Shopping Cart" use coupon code: Special. Be sure at "Shopping Cart" to click on "Update" to see your savings! From Red Hat Society Gifts and baby gifts, to floral margaritas and floral Coke Floats, Floral Creations is all about variety.

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