December 02, 2012

Merriment Chain~ Day 6~ Advent Calendar

 Earlier last month I had posted a picture of this advent calendar I had found on Pinterest and said I wanted to make it for my family this year.  I finished it yesterday just by the skin of my teeth.  
Each day is a pocket with a slip that contains a Christmas related activity for the family to do that night.
I will have the kids pick in the morning so they can have something to look forward to and be excited about while they are at school.  Something merry each night:)
Some of the pockets contain things that have to be done anyway, like the school program or my husband's work party.  The other activities include various things such as: stringing popcorn, singing carols, making hot chocolate, driving to look at lights, and/or  putting on a play.  This is really going to be a great thing to pull us all together in the evenings.

Last night we got to make paper advent chains and tonight we get to read a Christmas story together.  
Tomorrow's slip says we get to string popcorn.  That should be a ton of fun:)  
Oh, how the season is upon us.  The magical merry things Christmas brings.  
Have a great day.


Primitive Stars said...

Hi Steph, now that is what it's all about, family, great Advent Calender, so much fun....Love Christmas!!!!!!.....Enjoy,Francine.

1890* said...

A Very *Merry & Bright* advent calender!!! I love how it's a large size for smaller hands and the pockets being filled with creativity for Christmas ! An extra special bonding ;0)
We had an great auntie that sent my kids advent calendars each year - filled with chocolates.. 3 children ..equaled
3xs the amount of chocolate & hype we did not need... i learned to beat them to the mail box ;0)and replace their great aunts gift with activity books
Thanks for sharing that awesome advent calendar.. I just love visiting with you Steph!

Primlish ♥ said...

This is the best advent calendar I have seen! No gifts or candy, just family fun and memories. Love it!!

bettyj said...

Steph, do you know what I wish? I wish every child in America could have a Mother like you and my granddaughter, Amanda. What a wonderful calendar. I think it is a new "heirloom" in your family.

Holly said...

I love this! What a fun way to spend time together and something to look forward to each day! Enjoy!

Beckyjean said...

Love this!! Isn't Pinterest fantastic?? I get so many ideas there.

Enjoy your evening~Becky

Trace4J said...

Oh Steph what a great mom are you!
What wonderful new memories you are making.
Yes thats what Christmas is all about. LOVE!
Woolie HUgs

jennifer768 said...

Steph that is a fantastic idea.Love it and what a blessing you are to your family.Such fun memories you are making with them.Hugs,Jen

Cindi said...

Yay!!! You got it done! I am so happy for you. It turned out so special Sweet Steph! I love it and I love the family activities in it.
Be blessed,

Jan - Life on Buttermilk Hill said...

Steph--love the advent calendar! You are the best's always so obvious how much you love your girls and how your life revolves around your family. Your girls lives are richer for it.--Jan

The Gingerbread Gem said...

Oh Steph you really have a Christmas house!!! I wish I could join you today for your story. I was thinking about putting candy in our advent calendar, but adding activities could be even more fun.


Susan At Glen Oaks Primitives said...

What a wonderful mother you are, Steph! Such a fantastic idea to keep family close.
You did a great job making the calender. It looks really nice.

TheCrankyCrow said...

Ok...I vote you Mom of the year....decade? More??? Truly - seriously - what wondrous gifts you are giving to those little ones of yours... You are a gift my friend...and don't you ever forget that.... Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin