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Day 3 ADVENTure


Invent Something Completely New

By Chris Dunmire | Posted 4/20/23 | Updated 5/18/24

The Oxford dictionary describes an ornament as "a thing used to make something look more attractive but usually having no practical purpose, especially a small object such as a figurine."

Christmas ornaments do a fine job at dressing up the ol' pine. But, making your own ornaments can have a huge practical purpose! And, what if you were asked to make something that nobody's ever seen before?

Yes, in the process of creating something completely new, you just might rouse originality, inventiveness and innovation — and embellish with a splash of cleverness and charm!

Lesson: Now that you know how to think outside the gift box, you might see more opportunities to move past boundaries or limiting beliefs you come across in expert resources, books, programs, and other media.

Creating from Whole Cloth

Netflix DVDYou're invited to a holiday lunch and ornament exchange with your co-workers next week. Everyone will make an original ornament for less than $10. You want yours to humor, delight, and surprise. What will you make

Year-Round Bonus Prompts: If you happened to come across this ADVENTure and it's nowhere near Christmastime, it is probably less than 365 days away. But, if you'd rather work on a different homemade project younique artist creation, how about a birthday card, a game you can fit on a letter-sized piece of paper, or a new workplace policy that makes everyone happy?

On April 18, 2023, Netflix announced that after 20 years, they are discontinuing their "Red envelope" DVD delivery service. How about inventing a new business that can fill the niche and stay profitable in this day of streaming content. That should keep you busy until Christmas!

Rosebud Sled Page.

December 3 Bonus Fun

Classic Flyer Sled Ornament

Craft a clever "Rosebud" poetry sled gift-away. Includes easy, no-cut, sled-making instructions and a printable card for a memorable keepsake.

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