Advent Calendar

I have a confession to make. Are you ready for this? I do not do stockings for my family for Christmas. There I said it. We don’t even have a fireplace, and if it makes you feel any better my mother in law does stockings for my girls every year. So they don’t miss out on all the wondrous stocking moments on Christmas day.

Because I still wanted to do something fun and festive I decided I would do an Advent Calender for the Screamettes this year. A few years ago my Mother in Law (yeah, she’s awesome) gave us a beautiful Christmas quilt with pockets for each day in December.

I love how it looks against our green brick wall. I thought one day each week here I would share some of the fun little things I am putting in the pockets for the girls to get every day. The items I will talk about today were all purchased at one of my favorite place to get holiday things. The Christmas Boutique held inside the Festival of Trees. I was able to go with my mom on Tuesday and had a blast. It is for such an amazing cause all of the proceeds go to the Primary Children’s Medical Center. Here are the things the girls will be getting from the advent calendar for the next few days

I am so excited to see how much fun they have with the cute sock puppets!

There were so many amazing trees! Here is a picture of the fun tree my Mom bought. She has nine grandchildren eight years and under and they are all going to go nuts when they see this at her house.

It is so cute up close as well and don’t you just love the awesome shot I got of my Mom’s arm taking a picture with her phone. I have amazing photographic timing don’t ya think?

I love this time of year and all the neat things that are going on. There is no better time of year.

{ 4 comments… add one }

  • Losing Brownies December 2, 2010, 10:29 AM

    I love the idea of a large advent calender with small gifts! We’ve never had an advent calender, but I love the idea!

  • kim December 2, 2010, 11:40 AM

    i just saw another blog with an awesome handmade advent calendar on another blog. i am so jealous! i need to do this before my kids get too old!

  • Steph December 2, 2010, 3:46 PM

    OMG… Love it. My kids are neglected and only got the lame chocolate calendars. LOL

  • Sara November 8, 2012, 7:10 PM

    Oh Wow! We used to have this exact quilt. It was stollen from us in El Paso, TX a few years ago. I have been looking everywhere for one just like it.

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