Monday, December 1, 2008

How many more days?

We have all heard it said, we have even said it ourselves. How many more days until Christmas? So this year I thought I would beat my kids to it and make an Advent Calendar of sorts. I got this idea somewhere last year. Using matchboxes from the good ol' food storage shelf, scraps of left over Christmas paper, embellishments, voila! a calendar.

I decided to put magnets on the back of the boxes and use our magnet board from Ikea. Today, I put little messages in the boxes for the kids to do. They vary from singing carols, finding a "goodie". However, to help them truly understand the reason for Christmas, I wrote the verses from the scriptures of Christ's birth. I spilt the verses up so that from the 12th to the 25th, each day will be a verse of the story.


Lindsey said...

Your advent calendar turned out so cute! I saw that idea on someone's blog once too, but yours is so much cuter! :) Great job. I hope the kids like the treats and the verses.

Merry Christmas!

Kent and Leisy said...

I love it! you could sell those!!

The Arizona Richters said...

that's friggin' cute!! where did you get that idea? i need the directions!

C'mon over, pull up a chair.

C'mon over, pull up a chair.
I found these kids chairs at a flea market and got them both for $15. I love this color!

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I did it! And I even made one for myself!