Advent Chain/Tree Thingummy

I  had a brilliant idea yesterday! At least, I think so. I've been trying to think of something countdown-y to do with Heather to get ready for Christmas. But she's just not old enough yet for a lot of the stuff I found. I liked the idea of a chain to count down to Christmas, but it needed something more. Here's what I came up with:

I took 4 sheets of scrapbooking paper and drew a Christmas tree on them (freehand, y'all!):

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Then I cut the papers into 24 strips...

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...and made a chain.

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We have nowhere cool to hang said chain, so it's currently on the end of a curtain rod:

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Then I got a piece of posterboard and put it on the wall. Each evening, we'll take one link off the chain and glue it to the posterboard. As we count down the days to Christmas, we'll be re-building our Christmas tree.

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When it's done, I think we'll let Heather color it. You know she loves to color.