I remember when I was a kid that I had an awesome felt Advent Calendar to use every year during the month of December. My grandma made it for her kids when they were young and it was passed down to me. Sadly, I have no idea where the calendar ended up (I sure wish I knew). I was thinking to myself that it would be fun to have one for my kids to use every year….and maybe pass it down to their kids. So I got to work!
I Google-searched 24 images of items I wanted for the calendar and printed them out on paper, then cut them out and used them as templates for the ornaments.
I made 2-3 ornaments each week during the summer and really tried to add as much detail as possible to the ornaments to make them extra special. I’m pretty pleased with how they turned out. What do you think???
|I made a stocking for each one of the kids|
|Santa, Christmas bag, Cardinal (for my grandma), Candy Cane|
|Christmas Tree, Hot Cocoa, Gift, Bell|
|Gingerbread Man, Ice Skate, Baby Jesus, Holly|
|Poinsettia, Snowflake, Light, Frosty the Snowman|
|Angel, Mitten, Wreath, and Rudolph|
Did/Does your family do an advent calendar? Do you have special memories of it growing up?