15 October 2007

Countdown to Christmas To-Do List

I've been a busy girl and haven't had a chance to blog regularly this past week. In an effort to redeem myself, I'm posting a few pictures of a take-home project I am working on for the store where I teach.

I decorated this little lunchbox tin with one of this season's Making Memories Christmas lines, "Deck the Halls". I love the fact that the paper is heavy like cardstock and is double-sided, which provides lots of options for a project like this.

The box itself is a Christmas Countdown To-Do List. The cards are numbered from 25 down to 1, indicating the number of days left until Christmas. So on December 1, you would pull out the Day 25 card. You know all the things you need to do to get ready for Christmas, like...um...shop, bake cookies, make cards, etc.? I listed those tasks on the back of each of the cards.

Mind you, this is not my own personal list. I'm not good at all about getting ready for Christmas. (In fact, my own list would start on about December 22.) I pulled various lists from the Internet and put a few tasks on each day. Customers can take home the list and put the tasks on whichever days they prefer. Far be it from me to have everyone doing their shopping on December 23. Just because I do that doesn't mean it's advisable.

Practical or not, this was a fun little project to create. I will almost admit that it moved me a little bit more toward that holiday spirit.

12 comments:

Lynn said...

Janet I just love this little box! It is so awesome. This would be a great little gift to put into a gift basket.
I can see how it would put you in a holiday mood. It is very festive. Simple yet beautiful.

Maureen said...

So cool! Can I convert it for a countdown in HOURS rather than days? Cause those last 25 hours to Christmas are always the craziest.

J/K... great idea! Love it!

Rachael said...

What a great box!!! How organized too!!

jp said...

Thanks, guys! Oh, to be this organized in real life, huh?? I ALWAYS wait until the last minute to get ready for Christmas! :-) Thanks for looking! Janet

toners said...

AWESOME project! I haven't seen that paper yet, but it looks beautiful :)

Noelia said...

Your lunchbox project is soo cute! I wish I was organized for Christmas....maybe I need to do a list like yours!

Jill said...

VERY neat! That must have taken FOREVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! So pretty!!!!!!!

I finally did a "feline Friday!" of sorts...although I did it on a Wednesday & added a bar bathroom picture at the end (of course)...

:-) :-) :-)

Jill said...

"Oh, to be this organized in real life, huh??"

My mom told me once that I had "pockets of organization" in my house! :-)

Colleen said...

Awesome projects you're working! Love seeing holiday stuff and getting ideas! Thanks for the inspiration!

Shirley Fyfe said...

What a wonderful project! I love this concept! Thanks for sharing and for your lovely comments on my blog too!

jp said...

Thank you so much, guys! I really appreciate your nice words and blog visits! :-) Janet

Tanksalot316 said...

great box, wonderful colors thanks for sahring...