Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Blogmas Day Fourteen: Advent Calendar

BLOGMAS 2016 PROMPTS

Day 1 - The Christmas Tag 
Day 2 - Christmas Movies on the Must Watch List
Day 3 - Christmas Wishlist
Day 4 - Christmas Playlist
Day 5 - Pictures and Memories of Christmas Past
Day 6 - Pot Simmer Recipes
Day 7 - Cookies to be Baked (can be a recipe you make every year, or some you want to try)
Day 8 - Favorite Family Christmas Recipe
Day 9 - How do you decorate?
Day 10 - Real Tree or Artificial Tree
Day 11 - Stocking Stuffer Ideas
Day 12 - Quiet Christmas or Family Filled Loud Party Christmas?
Day 13 - Christmas Cards (do you send them, show us your favorites this year, or tells your favorite cards to send whether vintage, or bright and colorful)
Day 14 - Advent Calendar
Day 15 - Christmas Party Food Ideas
Day 16 - Winter Tag
Day 17 - Christmas Wishes
Day 18 - Homemade or Store Bought (What are you giving this year)
Day 19 - Recap of Christmas 2015 in pictures
Day 20 -  Christmas Decorations Reveal (show us your tree, your home decor, your mantle, anything you want)
Day 21 - Holiday Family Traditions
Day 22 - Preparing for the big day (show us your wrapping skills, are you making lists, getting the house ready for guests?)
Day 23 - Post whatever you wish
Day 24 - Christmas Eve (Are you opening presents tonight, is this your big celebration, what are you doing)
Day 25 - Christmas Day 


I'm joining in with my Friend Sandra from the blog Diary of a Stay at Home Mom for the Blogmas of Christmas this season. You can check her out here and come play along! Here's day 14:

Day 14- Advent Calendar


Hello my Friends!  Again, busy days around here so I missed yesterday and getting to this late tonight. But thought I would still share what Advent Calendar means to me.  


1) It's the countdown that starts through the wreath and the candles that are lit each weekend at mass.  

2) It's a devotional I follow, that our church gives us, that helps me reflect on the real reason for season. 

3) It's a fun little "cabin" decoration that we have in our home that Annie especially loves! 








A door is opened. Either it has a little treat or it has a slip.





This is what the slip looks like. It gets brought to me and I get the kiddos a prize. The teenager doesn't get too excited anymore. But I still include him in some kind of goodie. Think little nerf gun, or socks with his fave hockey team logo on it. Annie gets things like:






A cute coin purse in her favorite mint green color.






Or a fun new book to read together!   The advent calendar is such a fun little twinkle in our days on the countdown to Christmas. 


2 comments:

  1. I have always been partial to the manger ones myself, but have not had one in quite a few years since the last one wore out. Such cute little prizes you do.

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  2. So adorable!! Just love this time of year. :-) Great link up to participate in! Enjoy the weekend.

    blessings,
    Jill

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