Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Let the Countdown Begin

I love Christmas! And one of my favorite parts of this holiday is watching my children's excitement as the day approaches.

They are still young and definitely don't fully understand all the hype. But they do know it is Jesus' birthday and it is a cause for big celebration!

To help them count down the days to Christmas (and to try and cut down on the times I have to answer, "Is it Christmas yet?"), I have been in search of the perfect Advent Calendar. There are so many to choose from -- great ones to buy, cute ones to make. But when I saw this one, I knew it was the perfect one for us!

I found the idea here. It uses a shoe organizer, which I have in abundance, and is supposed to look like this:

I took some creative liberties, and mine looks like this:

I put it in the playroom and told Eveley there will be a "treat" in one pocket each morning. I'm planning to put in a different verse from Luke 2 each day to try and lay out the Christmas story (along with candy, stickers, or other yummies!).

It's really cute and cost me about $10 total. I already had the shoe organizer, craft punch (the only one I own), and clothespins. I bought red spray paint, and a small scrapbook paper pack.

Miss Priss is very excited!

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Cadens Mom said...

Oh my goodness, that is the cutest idea! Can't wait to copy this one for Caden!

Clare said...

what a great idea, and economical!! love it!