How I love the advent season! I’m terribly nostalgic, which I’m sure plays into it. But I do adore all the pretty things and softness and, well, all the fun.
This year, I have been blessed. Oh, so very blessed. I have two little boys who will be at my house three days a week, all through the Christmas season. We shall have such a blast! I’ve been planning and scheming. (How many years did I long for even one child to share the Christmas season with? And now I have two.)
The very first thing I did was plan advent. And I don’t mean the four Sundays before Christmas. I mean, the twenty-five days of Christmas. I controlled myself and did not go spend a lot of money. I took [this] idea and made it with the scraps around my house. (I did buy buttons) and this is what I created…
Inside is a prize, an activity and the reference to a story.
I do hope you’ll join us for our stories this Christmas season. To view them, go to the top of my blog and highlight “25 days of Christmas”. A list of the days will show up. My version of The Story, written for little children. I hope you enjoy!
[for other great advent posts and ideas: Wide Open Spaces: Advent Writing Project]