Sunday, November 14, 2010

You tell me

last year I decided I'd like to have an advent calendar, but I decided mid-December and that is a bit late. I'm quite pleased that I thought of it again here in mid-November when I still have a chance of doing something about it.

Do any of you know of a pattern, kit or pre-made advent calendar that I should consider in my search? I am looking for something that does not include sweets or nightly presents but does lend significance to each passing day. All advice is welcome.

4 comments:

Annie Get Your Camera said...

Did you see the post on The Crafty Crow today? All about homemade advent calendars!

http://www.thecraftycrow.net/2010/11/24-advent-calendars-to-make.html

Wendy said...

We had one when i was a kid that was a big piece of fabric with a house printed on it and every day we moved a little fabric bear from one room to another until he reached the Christmas tree on Christmas morning (bear affixed courtesy of velcro). I'm guessing with your skills plus some felt, you could make something in the same vein pretty easily.

Susan said...

http://www.christmaslightsetc.com/p/Snowman-Head-Christmas-Advent-Calendar-Advent-and-Musical-Story-Telling--20681--820.htm

My mom has a really neat one, but it was really expensive from costco.

The link above is one I just searched for. Looks kid friendly and non breakable. YOU could make something similar in a jiffy for sure. I think I would put little slips of paper with a simple fun thing to do or a service to each day.

Good Luck.

Lauranie said...

I know SMS has one in their tutorials section, just not sure where....sorry. I think it has pockets on it, so maybe have the kids write a tiny note saying what they are thankful for...send blessings...or what they want to get/ give for Christmas everyday and tuck it inside the pocket...or even do a little ribbon tie on each day, roll up the note and tie it to the calendar?? Just thinking aloud!! I want to make one too...just can't get it together to do it! Hopefully you have better luck! xo