Had this idea last night for a really quick and inexpensive Advent calendar.
With a red marker (cherry scented... yum!) I transformed plain white envelopes into "air mail" deliveries from the North Pole! The pine drying rack was picked up in Camden Passage years ago, and it holds 24 envelopes absolutely perfectly. Serendipitous!
Until the first one is opened this evening, I can't show you what is inside the envolopes, but this photo gives you a teensy hint. Here's another clue... last year I was blown away by the genius creativity of this, and have been trying to think of a way to incorporate the idea into my own decorating ever since.
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