11.29.2010

DIY Advent Calendars Part I



I am kind of crazy about Advent Calendars. I am in the middle of making one for my little fam as a surprise on the feat os St. Nicholas this weekend. Shh! Don't tell! Advent calendars a great way to build anticipation and excitement for Christmas (not that you need much help)! 

The word advent means "coming"....my family always used advent calenders as a time to gather around and reflect about who was coming- the Savior - the infant King! As a child this helped make Christ's birth more meaningful...and hence practice the true meaning of Christmas.

Do you have any Advent Calendar Traditions??


22 comments:

  1. Thank you for including my Countdown to Christmas in your feature--such an honor! I can't wait to see what you've been working on--I hope you'll share! LOVE your blog!

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  2. I love the first one! I want to make one this year so my daughter can have one :)

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  3. These are all so cute! I usually stick to just the chocolate ones ;-)

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  4. OMG Those are the cutest advent calendars ever! I think I just might have to try to make one of those!

    http://ashleyanderic.blogspot.com

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  5. I remember mine growing up! I wonder if my parents still have it! These are adorable!

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  6. we always had one when i was a kid - i just loved those chocolate treats!

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  7. ah! all of this puts me in a festive holiday mood!

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  8. Love the first and the last pictures.
    When my three kids were "kids" I always had one of those calendars, it was so funny observe their faces when opened the little doors to see what was hidden inside.
    I miss those days.
    Love your blog.
    Hugs from Brasil.
    Tereza

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  9. We had an advent calendar growing up where each day the verses rhymed and we put a sticker onto an empty nativity scene. By the end of advent we all knew the poem by heart. I created my own nativity poster and do the same poems with my kiddos!

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  10. I want to start this tradition. I've been waiting for a good post. Cant wait for part II

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  11. love the idea of advent calendars and counting down to christmas!! i think i will start this tradition when i have kids!! :)

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  12. What a beautiful post! There is something amazingly simple and beautiful about advent calenders. Also a touch of whimsy you can't find elsewhere. I just stumbled across your blog for the first time and thought I would say hello! I looked through a few of your posts and love your style.

    I'm a blogger as well, about the world of art, but my history is in interior design and fashion. I love to hear what people are saying! Hope we get to see more of each other in the future.

    Bethany
    www.DirksenDabbles.com

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  13. lovely ideas, especially to make with little ones :)

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  14. My parents have a gorgeous advent wreath! It was given to them from my grandparents and I loved getting to light all the candles when I was young. Ahhhh makes me happy!

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  15. I actually never even knew what Advent was! Thank you for explaining it to me - I was curious!! The calendars are really cute!

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  16. I just LOVE advent calendars, and these are amazing!!

    xoxo

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  17. I don't have any history with calendars in my family. But I sure want to create some memories with my little one. You are so right about the feeling of anticipation! great inspirations ;)

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  18. Love these -- awesome idea and super cute + original :)

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  19. I looove advent calendars! We always had one as kids, but I need to track one down for my home asap!

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Love hearing from each of you. Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts! <3

 
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