Usually you see these chains in red and green construction paper handmade by little kids. I made this chain for some friends of ours out of happy scraps, fusible interfacing and velcro. Now this chain can be a fun family tradition used over and over to countdown those birthdays...my kids are always asking how many more days! Now I want to make a longer chain for a countdown to Christmas to use every year. I got the idea for this out of Sandi Henderson's new book I mentioned the other day...it's only $11 at amazon.com rather than $18 at the bookstore.