Thanksgiving is over so the Christmas talk (and blog posts) can officially begin! This year I’m going to work hard to make sure we focus on the true meaning of Christmas as much, or more than, we focus on all the ‘sparkley’ parts of Christmas. I love Santa and we have an Elf too, I just want to make sure that the boys know that there is a deeper, more amazing reason for this holiday.
Today I’m going to share with you an advent calendar that I made. I combined two craft ideas from Pinterest to create this scripture advent calendar.
I found an idea for a Christmas tree made from pallet wood and decided to also do a miniature version for my advent calendar. I know most advent calendars have treats inside but after our recent visit to the dentist I opted to do without the sugar. Each day there is a card and on the back of each card is a scripture related to Christmas. I found these printable cards on 1dogwoof.com and resized them to fit my mini tree.
Instead of little envelopes I glued the cards to thick scrapbook paper. To attach them to the tree I dipped mini clothes pins into modge podge and then into glitter. Once they were dry I just hot glued them to my tree. (To get the spacing right I set everything out to fit first.
The boys are really excited to start counting down to Christmas. I’m glad they will have this way to learn a little more about the true reason for the season…the birth of our Lord Jesus.