If you don’t want to have an simply bought advent calendar, there is always that he same question every year:
„Which advent calendar will it be this year?“
And then I had the idea, that maybe a photo box would be a cool, new idea for an advent calendar in these times full of pics and photographies.
Of course you should choose very special photos and they have to fit with the Person, who gets the calendar. For grandma and grandpa it would be a Great idea to take beautiful family pictures, just like a flashback into the past year. For the best friend you can take some funny, cute photos. And the aunt interested in arts you could select some cool pictures from museum visits and exhibitions.
If you start in time, you can Start a real Christmas calendar project, or you create a little picture puzzle for each day in December. You may be right, I had this idea quite late. The best ideas don’t only come in time, but Christmas is every year, right? And we want a cool calendar every year.
So, you can start, for example, with one picture each day and for Christmas Eve you can give the Photobox to sort all these pictures. Right with the hint, that next year this will become a permanent photo box with all photos. Yes, need and pressure of time makes us creative, guys!
And super stable photo boxes in great colours you can get from the brand Semikolon again.
No, I’m not addicted to Semikolon products, I just think they are absolutely gorgeous and they are almost glittery furniture to be collected. You can keep your place tidied up with these boxes and you don’t only give joy to your beloved ones, you are also collecting memories. That is perfect for the Christmas time.
This advent calendar can become a real family tradition.
Imagine, how all these pictures are collecting and then somebody says: „Yes, this was the idea of small Charli then. She made the first photo box advent calendar and now this tradition belongs to Christmas for us, just like the Christmas tree.“ 😉
I think especially in these times, where everything’s so fast, it’s good to have something what stays for longer. And there we have our photo boxes. The design of the Semikolon products will still be trendy in twenty years. Do you remember? My parents also discovered the boxes some years ago and they still loved them.
I put the photos into beautiful paper at the end and I wrote the numbers with coppery nail polish. I needed the nail polish because I wasn’t able to find my golden pencil. But it was good. At all nail polish, especially glittery ones, are very good for Christmas creations. 😉
The bar tree on the picture is an upcycle project from last year.
We built it out of old wood bars, which we didn’t want to put into the bin. It took not more than 10 minutes and every year it can be decorated differently. The bar tree is also a perfect background for another advent calendar.
There will be many, many pictures in that photo box throughout the time, that’s why I had the idea to include a small notebook. There you can write down small stories or you just tell the place and time when the picture was taken. Later you will be happy about this, if you don’t even remember, where you created the picture. 😉
You can also fill the photo box advent calendar with small cards, on which you can write personal messages or poems.
This may be a good idea for the best friend. Semikolon also has very pretty smaller boxes with a bow at the front. Beside the written words you can also fill the boxes with some Christmas glitter, or maybe small signs for the tree. Or other tiny things, that are perfect for the person. For my dad I once filled an advent calendar with lots of different plectra, that was fun. But you should only do this for guitar players, otherwise it would be a bit confusing… Ha, ha…
Did you recognize the angel from my „Tradition vs. spending spree“ – article? It also has a tradition for years now at home. And a story, which I maybe should write in one of my notebooks. It shouldn’t be forgotten.
I wish you happy creating and I will go to study now, the next test paper is coming nearer. Merry Christmas… 😉