It is that holiday time of year, and what better way to start it than with decorating and the tradition of an Advent Calendar.
I have seen about 500 different adorable advent calendar ideas on blogs and pinterest, but it was just easiest for me to stick with the recycled Starbucks advent calendar, it is super cute and easy for the girls.
I want to have some traditions for the girls every year at Christmas, one being and advent calendar that has activities for each of the 24 days before Christmas. So this post is about the first 4 days of the advent calendar.
Each morning the girls open their numbered advent box and there is a herseys kiss inside and a piece of paper with an activity on it. I told the girls that the kisses are sent from mommy Carrisa.
Pick a gift for someone us out of the Compassion Gift Catalog. I thought it would be best for the girls to start the season off by picking out a gift for someone else. The Compassion Christmas catalog has practical gifts for families in underdeveloped countries. The girls picked out baby bottles and a soccer ball.
Baby Sarah gave her input on buying the bottles, she thought feeding babies for survival was a good idea
Make Ginger Bread Houses
Our Ginger Village
Make Christmas Pancakes
|that is suppose to be an ornament.........I am not an artist, ok|
Unwrap a new book and read. I bought the book "What is Christmas," from Amazon.com. I highly recommend it!! It is a wonderful children's book that talks about all the fun things that come along with Christmas and that all of those fun things are ok, but that Christmas is really about Jesus.
reading our new book together
Holidays are so fun with Children. Having the girls is definitely helping me through this season.
What are some of your holiday traditions?