This is the Advent calendar I made 2 years ago. There are pieces of Velcro on the backs of the ornaments and the reciprocal side on the tree. When I first made this I only planned it for 2 kids, so I got doubles of the ornaments, you know so there couldn't be fights over who got which ornament. Well...now that there are 3, I'm thinking that I may need to get a few more ornaments.
Our new Jesse tree!!! I'm so happy with how this is coming out. I'm horribly behind on this project. I only have one more ornament made to be hung then I'm out. I HAVE to get cracking on this!
Our Advent wreath:
I got tired of picking wax off the greenery and chasing the kids away from the candles, so this year we were going to switch to votives in the holders that fit into the taper holder. But...we couldn't find unscented votives in the right color. So hubby found these. They are LED tapers. A bit high-tech for an Advent wreath, but they actually look nice.
As you can see, a sheep has already come to visit.
This is the Advent calendar I just finished making. Boy was it a pain! But the boys are having fun opening it each day, and that's what counts.
I started decorating for Christmas today. I got through 2 of those big Rubermaid boxes (out of 5 total!). I'll do more next week. The tree will go up on Gaudete Sunday and we'll decorate on Monday and Tuesday. There are so many people in the neighborhood that already have their Christmas lights up. I can't believe it! The boys are starting to bug me about Christmas light walks. For the past several years we've gone out walking the neighborhood looking at lights a few times a week after supper. They want to restart this tradition. I'm dragging my feet since it's still so long until the holiday. Plus I would rather wait for a few more lights to go up :)