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]



3 thoughts on “[advent]

  1. What a creative idea. I love your Advent plans. How is it going? Are the boys just loving it?

    Thanks for joining our High Calling Advent Writing Project, too. Ideas like this will really spark the creativity of other readers.


    • They are! It’s adorable. D come bounding in the house singing at the top of his lungs which day he gets to open. So precious.

      Every day before I start the story he says, “Does the man come and fight the snake yet?” –> I love that the most.


  2. What a wonderful and creative way to celebrate the waiting. Your house sounds like a special place to be for Christmas. I’m glad you have these houseguests to share it with :). I’m hopping over from Charity’s and am so glad I did. Happy waiting.


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