Advent calendar. It was Christmas tree shaped with an ornament to snap on for the each day leading up to Christmas. I can vividly remember the excitement, between my sisters and me, about whose turn it was to put on the ornament at dinner time. Each ornament had a symbolic meaning or related to a bible story and we read about them--aloud--as a family. It is a very fond recollection for me.
I also made a Santa Advent calendar out of construction paper after stumbling across this blog. Santa's beard will get shorter and shorter all month long. We've got him posted up on the fridge. He is a pretty jolly looking Santa, even if it isn't "the real deal" as my dad would say (by which he means classic Santa...not some modern, cartoonish rendering).
He's hung on the refrigerator with care, right along with our stockings. ;)
|Johnny MUST be involved in all paper crafts, all crafts in general, actually.|