November 23, 2010 by Missy
Have I ever mentioned how I LOVE advent calendars! Why? Maybe because of all the great memories it brings back from my childhood. My mom always bought me and my siblings our own cardboard chocolate advent calendar. OH! The anticipation I felt each morning to be able to open and reveal the next little bite of sweetness! The chocolate was good, but the anticipation is what sealed the memory. SO FUN!! It was interesting to learn a bit more about the history behind advent calendars, here. I have added to my advent calendar line up over the years and I needed a place to organize all the different things I want to do each day leading up to Christmas. Here is what I came up with…
I will fill each envelope with:
1. A little piece of candy for each child…most likely chocolate.:)
2. A simple, fun activity to do together as a family. (Click here for some great ideas!)
3. A scripture passage that will lead us on a journey to learn more about Jesus – after all, it is His birthday we are celebrating! We will add one star ornament each day as we read this passage.
What you will need:
Some clips to hold and hang the envelopes.
I just printed the printables, punched them out with my scallop 3 1/2 inch punch, clipped the number with the envelope and hung it on my spray painted peg board. So EASY and SO festive! The anticipation. My kids can’t wait…success!