Advent Calendars by caitnessa

Advent Calendars

So we started the tradition of the advent calendar when my oldest was 3. Now the girls are almost 11, and 17.
They look forward to this every year.

Starting December 1st thru the 24th, they get a little surprise each day ..... a small trinket, or piece of candy in the corresponding drawer each day. It was easy when they were little ... a stick of gum, a stamp or sticker, etc... Now they might find a chapstick, piece of candy, small toy, quarter or hair accessory.

It is something they definitely look forward to.
Cool picture.
December 7th, 2017  
Those are beautiful ones and look home made. I used to keep that tradition too while the girls were still living at home.
December 7th, 2017  
what a lovely tradition to have kept up
December 7th, 2017  
Nice photo. A lovely tradition. Thanks for sharing. Makes me think of the movie I saw today. Bad Moms Christmas. A lot of it was about how hard moms work to try to make Christmas perfect for their families. You kids are lucky to have such a good mom.
December 7th, 2017  
A lovely tradition. Such interesting advent calendars too.
December 7th, 2017  
Great tradition and I love the "calendars" :)
December 7th, 2017  
What fun
December 7th, 2017  
They are lovely advent calendars :)
December 7th, 2017  
Lovely advent calendars. Always exciting to see what each day brings.
December 8th, 2017  
Nice tradition.
December 9th, 2017  
@mbrutus thank you. I actually haven't seen that one yet. I use to try to make it "perfect" but now I just try to make it special.

I think traditions are great. We have little things my kids look forward to for different holidays. For Valentine's day I hide clues around the house and the girls have to work together to find their little heart shaped box of candy. They LOVE the scavenger hunt. :)
December 17th, 2017  
@ludwigsdiana thanks Diana.
I'm sure my oldest will want me to fill the calander and send it off to college with her next year too lol
December 17th, 2017  
Wow, these are fabulous - I've only ever seen disposable calendars.
December 17th, 2017  
@caitnessa That is a wonderful and very important distinction. That sounds like a great Valentine's tradition. I bet the do love it. We do something similar for one of the Jewish Holidays called Passover. The kids enjoyed it so much that the older ones still wanted to participate into their twenties. I had to have two different "divisions" so that the younger kids wouldn't be in competition with the older ones.
December 18th, 2017  
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