The Advent Calendar

For many years I’ve used the tradition of the advent calendar to help focus myself during the Christmas holiday. Instead of the traditional treats used in most advent calendars, I insert small papers with scripture versus that tell the birth story of Christ.

Unfortunately, the advent calendar I’ve used for years was ruined in our storage. I decided to make a new one using the supplies I had on hand: inexpensive cotton batting, metallic ribbon, clipart and an old antique frame. My new advent calendar below:


We started our advent calendar yesterday. This is what we read:

“He will be called the Son of the Most High God, and His Kingdom will have no end. And you shall name Him Jesus.” Luke 1:31-33 (paraphrased)

I was struck by the powerful words, “and His Kingdom will have no end . . .”

19 comments:

Susan in SC said...

Very pretty!

Lori said...

Nancy, that is really pretty!!! you are so creative:)

Mildred said...

How beautiful and what reassuring words.

chatelaine said...

Lovely calendar. Great idea to use scripture for each day- keeps us focused on what's really important this season.

LW said...

Lovely idea
and beautifully done…


Louise

bluemuf said...

Nancy, what a beautiful advent calendar. I just love the idea of holiday scripture.

Hugs Karen

Meredith Teagarden said...

I LOVE THIS!!!

TattingChic said...

Oh, Nancy! That is lovely! What a great way to do an advent calender...now I must figure out a way to do one with tatting!

NeereAnDear said...

Such an inspiring idea!!

And you make it tre chic too!!

But the messages... what a lovely way to honor the birth of Christ

BEAUTIFUL BEAUTIFUL BEAUTIFUL!!

HUGS

JO

Fernanda said...

I love it!!
Great idea to make use of the scriptures
Have a nice time
Greetings
Fernanda

Pam said...

Nancy, I love it! How beautiful, creative, and meaningful! Pam

madrekarin said...

Nancy- Your advent calendar is beautiful! I love that you have scriptures to read for each day. We do that here as well. By the time Christmas comes, we have read the life of the Savior, in little snippets. What better way to celebrate the season?

rochambeau said...

Lovely and creative advent calender Nancy. Adding a touch of beauty to your home this season! Happy Advent to you and your family.
xox
Constance

Sugar Bear said...

How fun! I love the way it turned out. Very elegant. You are reminding me that I didn't see my advent calendar in my boxes of decor.
Karla

Margaret said...

What a great idea! It looks just lovely, Nancy.

A Bite of Country Cupcakes said...

Oh that is super amazing and so simplistic!
I love the whole concept.
What a way tyo teach of the story of Jesus.

Ulla said...

This is so magical Nancy!
Beautifully created...

Dapoppins said...

This is one of the best ideas for Advent I have yet seen!

Miss Sandy said...

Nancy,
What a beautifully elegant Advent calendar! Wonderful way to keep your focus during this holiday season.