Yesterday was the beginning of Cash’s 12 Days of Christmas. I first saw this great idea on Pinterest and followed the links over to The Spouse Christmas Countdown post from The Dating Diva’s. Tara made this the 25 days of Christmas but I found the post too late and didn’t have enough time for the full 25 days so I’ve shortened it to… The 12 Days of Christmas
I made one card for each day leading up to Christmas Day. I’ve seen other bloggers end their 12 days on Christmas eve but I wanted to give him his last card with his big gift on Christmas morning. I also didn’t want to ruin the surprise by posting this before he received the first card.
I found a great pack of Christmas scrapbook paper and used it for all 12 cards which helped keep them looking consistent.
It all began yesterday morning with day 12. Like I said I didn’t want to ruin the surprise and since he reads my blog I didn’t include any of the sentiments or gifts in this post you will only find the card layout and the finished envelope.
I wanted to follow Tara’s example and include a compliment, sentiment or Christmas activity in each card. Day 12 included a list of 12 reasons why I love you and a little explanation of what’s to come.
Each envelope is fully decorated to match the card that’s inside and is numbered so we know which one comes next. Here are the envelopes for days 11 and 10.
Each card has a space for a journaling block to be added and is only a postcard, it does not open .
I tried to coordinate the cards and envelopes and I think day 8 is one of my favorites with the chevron pattern and Christmas trees.
…and I love the candy cane theme for Day 6 and how it has a large space for journaling.
Here’s another shot of the envelopes for days 2 & 6.
Day 5 also has a large space for journaling and is super cute with the peppermint candies accent.
Each morning I will leave his card and the gift that goes with it in his stocking under the tree.
Thanks for visiting with me today and Merry Christmas & Happy Krafting!
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