When my kids were little I made them an Advent Calendar to start the holiday season. It was so much fun to make. Each ornament was special to them. My daughter loved kitties so I made a cat for her and my son loved Scooby Doo so of course, we had to have Scooby Doo on the tree too. It was great and the kids loved it! They’d run downstairs in anticipation each morning to put a new ornament on the Advent Calendar. My daughter was the oldest so she put the first ornament on Dec. 1st and then all of the odd numbers and my son had all of the even numbers. It was fun filling each little pocket with the ornaments that I knew they would want to put on the tree.
My daughter started having her own family a few years ago and kept looking for an Advent Calendar but just couldn’t find one that she liked. For a present for the girls this year, I decided to surprise them with an Advent Calendar complete with the things they love…a butterfly, a crown, ballet slippers, a dog, a book, flower, Santa, a snowman, a soccer ball, etc. It is so cute and was so much fun to make. It took me most of the summer!
When I started making it my daughter had just gotten pregnant so I added a train, a block and a few more less “feminine” ornaments. Well, she’s due in January with another little girl so it’s “Three girls for us! Mom.” The girls who are 3 3/4 years and 21 months just love it! They wake up each morning and run downstairs to put a new ornament on their own Advent Calendar. “Grammie, I put the ballet slippers on today!” What fun and such a treasure they can keep forever and remember the excitement when they were so young!
Wishing a Happy Holiday to you all!