Monday, November 30, 2009

Smells Like Christmas Spirit

Do you remember these?? These 25 paper rings, often made of construction paper of the green and red variety by elementary school children? Do kids still make things like this? Or do they create really complex Christmas countdown chains on the computer now?

I haven't seen one of these since the early nineties when I would make them myself, and surprisingly, tonight the Christmas Grinch Alan suggested we make one.

Where should I put this in my cube? Perhaps I could just drape it around my neck, removing one ring every morning as I fix myself a bowl of cereal?

10 comments:

Chloe said...

Hahaha! I had completely forgotten about these, wow.

Also, happy to hear I'm not the only one that gets stuck with a grinch for Christmas. DH can be pretty darn bad. *sighs*

Life of Joy said...

My kids and I make them still. We have also made them to countdown other things like the birth of a sibling.

It is a great visual for children that do not have a concept of days yet. Hmmm...haven't thought of doing it this year though. I guess we will tonight.

Lynz said...

my siblings and i would make a paper chain every year. we also had two different advent calendars so each of us had something to do each day, either open one of the advent squares or tear off a paper chain! I love that you guys made one...who says we have to stop having fun just because we're adults now!

Breenuh said...

It looks super cute made with magazine pages! Thanks for the inspiration, I think I'm going to make a giant garland and put it around the living room!

2busy said...

My daughter still makes these. No fancy computerized ones for us! It is fun to recapture that joy of childhood.

Erin P said...

Neat. I remember making paper chains for Christmas, but not counting down on the chains...we decorated our classroom with them, red and green. Haven't made one for years!

Denise said...

Oh I totally forgot about those! I like the modern ones that you made! (side note: Husband hasn't called me a grinch...yet.) hahaha!

Sobrina Tung said...

Hahah, well maybe the fancy swan duck you have has saved you from having that title!! Plus if you make me a cozy beverage this weekend I will think you are festive.

Vivien said...

Send them to me and I'll hang them in my office! :)

Deanna said...

Hehe. Awesome. I should make one too. What did you make yours out of? Magazines? It looks all retro! Like something I would buy at Urban Outfitters.

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