Monday, December 6, 2010

Christmas Advent

I wasn't planning on doing an advent calendar this year.  I haven't really done one before, especially a really cute one with activities or even little treats for the kids.  They are ALL over blogland right now.  Something about having the house in boxes and no Christmas tree up (yet) is squelching the Christmas spirit 'round here.  It wouldn't be such a big deal, but my kids are at such a fun age.  After feeling a little sorry for myself, I thought, "Why can't I still do one?  So what if I start it on Dec. 6 instead of Dec. 1?!"  And so I got to work.

This is the finished result:

I did it all with the (very limited) supplies I had on hand and it took maybe 20 minutes.  It's not much to look at, but the kids were so excited when we hung it up. I also borrowed an idea from this post (thank Marlene!) and added a scripture for each day to help all of us learn a little more about Christ.

After dinner tonight we got to pull out the first slip.  We learned about how much Jesus loves the little children.  For our activity we made ourselves into festive little elves. We love doing crafts together, so it was a great way to kick of our little advent!


Cami said...

Those are the cutest elves I've ever seen!

Jamie said...

I love the elf heads! Super cute ideas!

Sunshine and Lazy days said...

you guys make very cute elves! :)We just made a looped chain, and Luke gets to pull off one chain a day until Christmas, because every morning he wakes up and asks "it today Christmas?" I love the idea of putting a scripture to read every day! I think I'm stealing this idea for next year! :)