Yes, I do know that this is December the 9th……….Quite frankly, I’m just happy to be done with it before the 25th. And next year? I will hopefully get to be all on time with my adventnessnessness. So there’s that.
I should say that we have had our advent up since the 1st of December, but a lot of the pockets were pinned on.(My only excuse for that was Nanowrimo.) Come December 1st I had finished pockets 1- 14 and ornaments 1-9. So we’ve been putting on an ornament every day in the meanwhile.
We’ve never had an advent before but The Kid’s questions about how many more days til Christmas now, (which started a few days after Halloween) made me think it would be a good time to introduce one. It’s helped with the Kid a lot, she counts the empty buttons every day to see how many more days are left until Christmas. Gizmo still wakes up every day and says.” I sure wish it was Christmas already…is it Christmas already?” Oh well, maybe next year?
I used the back of an old fabric calender that I bought last year for the sequins and thread it came with. I got the thing for $.75, so it was a real steal. I didn’t know what to use the calender part for but the picture was cute, so I put it up. When I wanted to make an advent it came to mind and I’m happy that I saved it. I have plans to look out for these again this year so that I can re purpose them some other way.
I had to put a lot of time into it, but that was broken up into little snatches of time here and there. I think it was worth it because I like having it on my wall. It’s not perfect but it represents us and I know it’s the only one like it, so I’,m okay with that.
I’ve only shown a few of the ornaments in this post but I have a photo album for the calender on facebook and I’m updating that daily.(Or really, really trying to anyway!)
You can see the rest of the ornaments here.
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