all boxed up

Ready for the holidays? I’m far from it but I have been doing a little shopping and wrapping.

One thing I’ve been working on is a little holiday idea I started last year when my daughter was away for her first year at university. I miss her so much and we’re always counting down the days until we can all be together again.

Last year I came up with the idea of an advent-type countdown until she gets home. One present for each day of December for her to open to help get through the stress of exams. It was a big hit, as you can imagine, and I wasn’t going to do it again but…

As you can see, I caved.

Just couldn’t resist.

What’s inside? Well, lots of goodies, just like you’d put in a stocking. Things to help with the winter cold, school supplies and whatever else caught my eye.

And of course, a little chocolate.

I’m not going to say too much and spoil the surprise!

Here’s a peek at last year’s countdown box.

Along with the little note I crafted.

There’s not too much paper crafting going on in this project…just a few little alphabet stickers to label for which day the gifts are to be opened…but I thought it might inspire someone to do the same thing. There’s still time! 🙂  It’s a bit of work but I think I enjoy it as much as she does!

Thanks for stopping by!

9 responses to “all boxed up

  1. LOVE this idea so sweet of you!

  2. Julia, you are such a wonderful mom! What a lovely way to let your daughter know you are thinking about her.

  3. Awww, what a sweet thing to do for your daughter!!! I will remember this when mine goes off to college 🙂

  4. such a great ideal and building wonderful memories
    ava g

  5. Heather is a lucky girl to have such a thoughtful and loving mom! Great idea…

  6. I love this idea! What a sweet treat for your daughter 🙂

  7. Julia-
    Thanks for sharing this idea. My daughter is going to college next year. I plan to do something similar. I know she’ll love it!

  8. What a sweet thing to do. I’ll bet your daughter loved it.

  9. Thanks for sharing this idea and happy I stumble on your blog. Hope you
    don’t mind if I use your idea for one that is away at university too :-).

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