Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Advent Season

Advent season is almost upon us! One of the things I am excited about with parenthood is the opportunity to create traditions and carry on old ones. My family had wonderful Christmas traditions but one I am hoping to start with my own kids is an advent calendar every year. Here is a little round-up of store bought or DIY advent calendars for inspiration to start your own tradition.

DIY via A Beautiful Mess

via Pottery Barn
Advent- looooove this idea!
via Most Lovely Things
via Style Files
via Terrain
Easy Advent Calendar
via Martha Stewart

Because I think advent should help us prepare our hearts for recognizing a beautiful event in history, I would tend to shy away from just putting candy or little presents in each day's box because it might communicate a message to a child that I can't fully embrace.  Advent isn't just about a child's fun and enjoyment, although I hope childlike wonder surrounds all of us this season! I like the idea of just putting little encouraging notes or even clues to find something in the house like a story or song. You could also put tasks to do together as a family that include fun things like going ice skating or meaningful things like helping out at the food bank. Why not include a little of all of it!

 What would you put in your advent calendar?

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