My 5 Advent Calendars

Hey y’all! I’m sorry I’ve not posted more often this week.  I ended up leaving my computer charger at home on accident and it’s the final week of my online class that I took for fun, so I’ve been busy with a paper and final assignments.

Anyway, seeing that we’re now a week into Advent, I thought I would share some ways that I prepare for the Christmas season.  Some of these calendars I’ve used since I was a child and some are new this year.

The first one is something I’ve had since childhood.  This little tree used to be a music box that would play “Oh Christmas Tree” but that part of it stopped working a few years ago.  Regardless, every day has a little drawer to open with a mini ornament to hang on the tree.  It’s a fun simple way to decorate and countdown to Christmas!

The next two are my way of keeping Jesus as the main reason for this Advent season.  I’ve used the Magnificat for Lent the past few years so I decided to get their Advent Companion this year.  I also picked up the Little Blue Book from my church last Sunday and it is working its way through the infancy narrative in the book of Matthew.

This next one is another that I have had since childhood.  After seeing the Nutcracker with my friends, I decided to pull out this old Christmas countdown.  Everyday there’s a little book to read with a part of the Nutcracker story in it.  By Christmas Eve, you will have read the whole story.  They double as little ornaments that you can add to the tree!

My final Advent calendar is a classic daily chocolate calendar that my roommates and I bought for the house.  It’s just a fun way to remember that Christmas is coming soon!

What do you do for Advent?  I’d love to get more ideas to use either this year or next!!

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