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I know many of you would rather stay snuggled by a fire with snow on the ground year ’round (Jord is in this camp, actually!). You don’t have to read the rest of this post.
For those of you who (like me) begin longing for sundresses and sprinklers and popsicles around, oh, December 26th, this post is for you.
Earlier this week, Burke and I made a ribbon chain counting down the days until the First Day of Spring (it’s 70 days from January 10th, just so you know).
We pulled out boxes of ribbon and snipped 8-inch-ish pieces (Burke chose the ribbon, I did the snipping)…
…then we hot glued the first length ribbon into a loop…
…and kept adding loops…
…and adding loops until we had a 70 piece chain of ribbons (in case you’re wondering how my two-and-a-half-year old was involved- he handed the ribbons to me one at a time to hot glue into a chain).
We tried to put the more ‘snowy’ ribbons (white ribbons or ones with snowflakes on them) near the beginning of the chain and the more ‘flowery’ ribbons (and the brighter colors) near the end of the chain to represent moving away from the snowy winter and into spring.
Our big plan is to snip off a ribbon a day as a Spring Countdown.
Cheers to a tangible way to see that spring is, indeed, coming- even if you’re looking out your window into a snowy backyard like I am.