I wanted to make something special for Nathan his 2nd year away from home at Christmas. I decided to make an advent calendar. I found the embroidery designs on DesignBySick site, and thought it would be fun to have Nathan get a tiny gift daily till Christmas.These are some of the individual designs. There are 24 different ones. I sewed onto felt, then made a felt background to sew the pockets on. I made tabs with large buttons at the top and had a dowel rod for it to hang on. The dowel rod, however, did not get mailed as it was a bit too long.
It was fun filling up the pockets. I
wish I could have put a different gift card into each pocket, but that would have been too costly for me. I did, however, get one from McDonalds, one from Taco Bell, and one for Red Robin and put in 3 of the pockets. If I had remembered before mailing, I would have ordered a couple from Restaurant.com. There are usually some pretty good deals on there. Some of the things I included in the pockets are:
- Gift cards
- sticky notes
- packs of gum
- tic tacks
- tiny plush animal
- breath mint strips
- chocolate coins
- tiny bottle (I thought he could save sand from 'The Sound' in it as a keep sake.
- Yoo Hoo drink mix (could have been any of the 'straws' that you mix in water)
- little hand sanitizer