Tuesday, December 09, 2008

GIVEAWAY- The 12 Days of Christmas designed by Candice Stringham

So you didn't start your advent calendar on December 1st and now you figure it's too late?  Not so, Candice just put together a class to create and 12 days of Christmas countdown full of ideas for fun family activities and directions to make some cute tags. Candice has put a lot of thought and hard work into this project and it really shows.

It's available for sale on Jessica Sprague's site, and for the first few days it's up it's discounted so if you're interested, you might want to buy it now.  That way you can get it ready to go and start using it sooner too.

Here's Candice's description:

I don't know about you, but I loved Christmas as a child! I loved everything thing about it; the smells, the food, the lights, the cheery greetings, and all the family traditions. As an adult, however, it seems as if Christmas has become hectic and sometimes overwhelming. Add the pressures of making the holidays perfect for our children, and Christmas becomes more stress than fun.

When I was little, I loved our advent calendar. Every day, we would anticipate the moment we would get a piece of candy to count down the 25 days of Christmas. My Mother would create a little piece of magic each day for us! As an adult, I want to create that same kind of magic minus the high sugar factor. I wanted to make the advent calendar more about family tradition than treats, but I knew I couldn't keep that up for 25 days with everything else the holidays bring. Thus was born the 12 days of Christmas count down garland.

It's a simple garland made of really cute tags full of family friendly activities, things like visit's from the sugar plum fairy, official notices from the North Pole, and snowflake parties.

You get:

  • Step-by-step instructions and photographs of 16 tags.( that way you can chose which 12 you want.)
  • 4 of the tags are already designed digital tags that only need to be printed!
  • 16 family friendly activity ideas.
  • 12 printable number tags.
  • And print out activity journaling to add to the back of the tags.

As a bonus with purchase of this class you get 10 percent off any purchase of supplies at Twopeasinabucket.com!

And lucky you, I get to give one set of directions away for free.  Leave a comment here before 6 pm on Thursday, December 11th and it might be yours!

20 comments:

Heather said...

This looks like a perfect advent calendar for our family. Tell Candice congrats on the fun design. Hope we win!

Anna said...

you and your family are so creative.

ellen said...

Very cool. I'd love to win!

Becky said...

This is so cool! What a great idea!

Chelsea said...

You guys are beyond creative in that Borup family. I love this idea...so cute and puts the thought back into Christmas.

lisa (lost pezhead) said...

love it! you have such a talented family!

Amy R. said...

Looks so fun!!!

Nikki said...

12 days of magic to go along with Audrey's daily chocolate (thanks to her Advent calendar from Grandma) - I love it!

Valerie said...

Neat idea, so much better than the little chocolates!

Robin said...

Hectic is just the word to describe our Christmas thus far. This would be so perfect!
I'm glad I can always count on you for great ideas!

Taunya said...

I am sure I would love anyting your sister creates - I just got finished taking her fall online photography class - so this should be great!!!

Cassie L. said...

I love it!! And I sure am behind already on our advent calendar, but that is perfect!! By the way, I would for sure go with the Grinch. By far my favorite Christmas illustrations.

Cristin said...

I LOVE the tags, and the little activity ideas! A visit from the sugar plum fairy AND a snowflake party...it all sounds so magical!


...I still can't stop thinking about the Halloween advent...You gals are so creative AND fun!

Marcia said...

This class looks so fun!

Beazer said...

Here's hoping!

Carrie Price said...

This would be such a good tradition to start.

Shauna said...

What a fun tradition!

Tammy said...

This is a very beautiful tradition that makes Christmas magical - for parents and children. I love it.

Poulsen Family said...

Very clever, I was just commenting last night to a friend of mine that I in no way could manage a full advent calendar and that I am trying to simplify the holiday so we don't get so caught up in doing too much little stuff so we can actually spend more time making memories that last. This is perfect for just that! I wish you and your family the best with this!

Oh, and you mentioned the beehive bazaar...my sister participated in that this year. She also was just featured on Deseret news, small world.

Ok, and how weird is this, my word verification is "candis"

Calvin Family said...

I love your blog! Pick me! :)