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Submitted by Pam on Mon, 12/01/2008 - 14:31
Here it is! The inspiration for the advent calendar I made my children 35 years ago. Another "must make" I saved from Mom's holiday magazines. This one I am almost sure was from McCalls.
And here is the last surviving ornament from the original set I made. My very crafty daughter Diane and I made new ones when she was in high school, and I tossed out the old felt ones. But she managed to retrieve one from the waste basket!
Submitted by Pam on Sun, 11/30/2008 - 23:06
Celebration of the Advent began as a time that Christians prepared for the coming of Christmas. There were two very familiar symbols to mark this period of time, which begins on the fourth Sunday before Christmas. Both are from German tradition, and both are still used today - the Advent Wreath and Advent Calendar.
November 30th is the first Sunday of Advent. Here is the Advent wreath I made to celebrate these Advent Sundays.
HOW I MADE IT: (I like to keep it simple!)
Submitted by Pam on Thu, 11/06/2008 - 06:00
If you have dreams of making an advent calendar for yourself or your family, now's the time to get started! They're great fun to make, and a lovely tradition year after year. (If you've ever wondered where the advent calendar comes from, Wikipedia has an interesting article.)
If you have kids, here are some advent calendar designs they can help make: