Advent Calendar Inspiration

Well, today I am going to begin making an advent calendar.  I wanted to last year but didn’t have time and didn’t really think about it until it was too late.  So we just made another paper chain and used it to count down the days.  That alone was fun and helpful.  But this year I am going to step it up a notch.  I am going to sew my own and then thankfully it’ll be done for the following years as well.  I plan on using these three as my inspiration.  I’ll post some pictures when I finish it.  In theory it should be rather simple to make.  Once finished I am going to put a little piece of paper inside each pocket with some sort of activity for the day.  There will also be an occasional piece of candy.  But I think I won’t put those in until the night before because I have a little guy who can’t handle temptation.  Twice I have found him hiding and stuffing his face with chocolate.  The activities will range from small things like reading a Christmas book to bigger things like going to a Christmas event.  It should be a lot of fun.  I’ll give more info on it once it is all complete.  Wish me luck.  You can click on the pictures to go to the source.

I have other things I hope to write about soon as well, if people would only stop ordering my ornaments!  ha.  Well, ok, don’t stop.  Just give me a moment to breathe and make something besides those for a day.  Thanks.  And if by chance you were considering purchasing one, they are almost gone, so don’t think on it too long.

Are you doing an advent calendar this year?  Did you buy it or make it?  I remember having a little cardboard one as a kid that had little windows we opened up every day with a little piece of chocolate hiding behind it.

2 thoughts on “Advent Calendar Inspiration”

  1. I remember the advent calendars that were wooden boxes with drawers. The drawers usually had some little wooden object in them that symbolized part of the Christmas season (and thus were re-usable every year). I also remember the ones that were used to make the nativity scene (various animals, shepherds, Mary & Joseph). The baby Jesus was in the last one. Did you know they make Lego advent calendars? I didn’t until just this year. Pretty awesome! There is a Star Wars one that made me think of Ken: http://www.amazon.com/LEGO-Star-Wars-Advent-Calendar/dp/B004Z24R8K/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1322536665&sr=8-2.

    1. I actually did see that lego calendar in one of the black friday sales ads. Josiah is in love with both legos and star wars right now so I’m sure he would go crazy over it. Maybe another time. He played with legos alllll day today. I like the idea of having one that makes the nativity scene. Seems like it would have a lot of pieces though? Lots of sheep?

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