Happy Hanukkah!

As I mentioned to weekly newsletter subscribers several weeks ago, I was hoping to make the time to create some sort of non-fire related Hanukkah countdown thing for my son.  Well, I finally figured out a simple project that would work for his age and interest level, but still work for us as a family down the road.  Plus, it's pretty.

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Inside each of the little houses is a small toy and a piece of Hanukkah gelt.  After we light the candles each night, he can untie the bow on top of the appropriately labeled little house to release the roof and get to his gift.  Assuming that he doesn't destroy these little houses, we can keep using them year after year.  Yay!

I think they look absolutely adorable on the fireplace mantel.  But the real bonus of having them there is that he can't reach them.  Yet. ;)

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Happy Hanukkah!