Advent is defined as the period of expectant waiting and preparation for the celebration of the Nativity of Jesus that has begun.
Want to know what we’ve tucked away in our calendar? Download & print the list here.
{We just returned from our trip, I can’t wait to share some highlights with you, but while I wash everything we own, I wanted to share The Coming, my favorite time of the year.}

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    that is our new advent calendar!! love it (and that i got it CHEAP at target after christmas last year!) we filled ours with mini-ornaments to fill up our mini ornament tree. though i may surprise the kids and add something to each door!

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    I so need to buy an advent calendar. We never used them growing up. I had actually never heard of it until I started dating my husband in high school. His mom always bought a candy one for each child.

    Can't wait to hear about your trip!

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    I love advent calenders, they are so much fun. We have a tree with pockets on it, I put a fun thing in each pocket for the children, they just love it. Fun Fun Fun. :)

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    Courtney says

    Hi! Thank you for such great Advent Calander ideas! When the kids were smaller we would put very small gifts in…but now that they are older (4 and 5) I like the idea of doing activities instead of gifts that get tossed aside an hour later!
    Just one question, I can't get the recipe for the bubble bath confetti or the ideas for the snowflake patterns. For some reason I can't get them to show up…I was wondering if you could send them to me??? Thanks again, your blog inspires me everyday!!!

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    We do this every year and I'm always looking for new ideas, especially for how we can serve/remember/think about others. Thank you SO much for all the wonderful ideas!! I think I'll post mine… I just have to get it together first!

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    sspence says

    I love your advent activities list. Thanks so much for sharing. My favorite is the first activity—write a letter to your compassion child—we have not written to ours in a few months and NEED to do that one. Thanks for the reminder!
    I have been secretly following your blog for months now and absolutely love it! Thanks for all of the great ideas!

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    thank you for your list! It was a great jumping off point for me to think about what i want to do with my kids. I may share a similar idea soon and incorporate some of your great ideas.

    Question – what is the link for the paper snowflakes? Your doc says "see this site for patterns" but there is no link.


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    LOVE your ideas! do you have the link to the bubble bath confetti recipe?? That would be great to add to our advent calendar activities!


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