Thursday, October 29, 2009

Advent Calendar

I must admit that Christmas is my favorite time of year and I love to decorate our home from top to bottom! My husband Tedd teases me that if I continue to collect so many decorations that our entire 3rd floor attic will be filled to the max. I'm not sure why I love the Christmas season so much, but I can remember even as a child the excitement I would feel as we began to transform our home into a Christmas wonderland. That excitement has rubbed off on my kids who also love to decorate their rooms and every available surface with glitter, ribbons, and bows, and the occasional John Deere tractor!

Even though decorating for Christmas can be a great activity, I sometimes find that the true meaning of Christmas can get lost in all the activities, decorations, gifts and just craziness of the season. To try and help myself and my children get centered on the GIFT of JESUS this holiday, I created an adorable Advent calendar using Close To My Heart's My Creations Artboard, Jingle paper pack & round tins. I plan to fill the tins with small candies, and a little note with a meaningful Bible verse and special activity we can do together each day.

Isn't the calendar so cute? I even love that it becomes an instant Christmas decoration while being a great memory and Tradition Maker with the family.I plan to display my Advent calendar on an easel, but you can also hang it on the wall with a nail.

If you'd like to make an Advent calendar of your own I have a workshop coming up on:

Thursday, November 12th

6:30 PM to 9:00 PM

Cost is just $30

Please RSVP to me by Wednesday, November 4th so I have enough time to order the supplies. If you cannot attend the workshop you can also order a kit with instructions and you can create one on your own time and even enlist the help of your kids if you'd like. I would also love to do a special Advent calendar workshop for you and your friends on a date you choose, so contact me today and we can arrange a time that would work for you!

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