ADVENT!!

2 Dec

i feel so relieved to have finished my advent calendar before the 1st!  here it is, lacking it’s #22 because i lost a ribbon and now need to buy more.  you get the idea though!  img_2261

my first inspiration to do this one was found here, but there are lots of cute advent garlands out there. my mom always got us the kind that have doors you open with a chocolate inside, and i loved them!  my reasoning behind doing this particular type is that one chocolate is not enough around here, so the stocking is big enough to hold lots of goodies for everyone.  

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we also read some scripture (we are doing the christmas story this year) and have a fun thing to do or small gift involved each day.  i still don’t have it all totally worked out, but i like taking it day by day so i can figure out what kind of activity i’m up for that day.  some of my activities are making a gingerbread house (from a kit), buying and decking the tree, painting ornaments (bought from joann’s), and making our cousins some presents like candy necklaces and chocolate dipped pretzels. there are easier things like popcorn and movie night, or going to the indoor-playground, or a small gift like a car or dinosaur figurine (yes, i have boys).  what does your family do to celebrate?  if you have any advent celebration ideas you’d like to share, please leave a comment!  i’d love to hear them!  it’s always great to gather ideas for years to come.  let’s start celebrating the birth of our Lord! woo-hoo!

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7 Responses to “ADVENT!!”

  1. Kathryn Church December 2, 2008 at 7:12 pm #

    Bethany – Soo cute! Way to go! I need to get on the ball and make an Advent Calendar!

  2. Sarah Mortimore December 4, 2008 at 5:02 pm #

    Love it! So cute. I’ve been pondering the Avdent calendar options and haven’t figured out what to do. This one is adorable :)

  3. Liz December 8, 2008 at 9:04 pm #

    Those look great! Super cute!

  4. Cousin Heather December 9, 2008 at 10:46 am #

    Jeremy and I have one of the chocolate advent calendars! Since we are grown-ups, we can alternate days with chocolate with no hurt feelings or jealousy.

    Of course, your advent calendar is super cute and colorful. Very cheerful! Is there anywhere near you that has a live Nativity scene? That could be a fun advent activity for the boys. The Richmond Zoo has one just in case you make it to Virginia in the next couple of weeks.

  5. Kim December 10, 2008 at 5:36 am #

    I started my advent calendar right after Renata was born and still am working on it but I am running into the problem of not having enough room for a piece of candy for all the kids in each pocket. I have to use gummy bears and m and ms. They love it. I don’t try to do something everyday but we are opening one present a week instead of them all on Christmas day.

  6. Kim December 10, 2008 at 5:37 am #

    By the way, I meant to say I really like yours. It’s really cute especially the fabric you chose.

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