Christmas traditions: our Advent calendar

One of my favorite traditions with Em has been our Advent Calendar. I made it when she was just one and we’ve been using it for the last couple of years. December is here and so we begin another year of traditions.

I love that she actually remembers her calendar. It’s the first thing we get to do together in the morning. Our calendar is a little boring without toys and candy. But I love it because I made it for her. It’s made of cloth ornaments that are easy for her to grasp, plus they won’t break or make a mess.

I’m sure this is going to change the older she gets. This is probably the last year we can get away without having some kind of chocolate or toy, but for the next 24 days I get to enjoy the excitement each morning brings for all of us.


  1. Elizabeth

    That Advent calendar is JUST like the one my grandmother made for us as kids! Felt ornaments that attach to the tree with Velcro, right? I have such fond memories of counting down the days until Christmas with it every year.

  2. Sue

    I have one very similar and it keep my kids entertained for so long!

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