Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Advent Calendar

Advent, Advent
The little light burns.
First one, then two
Then three, then four...
The next, the Christ child at the door

If you have ever seen Courage Mountain, you may remember this poem spoken by Heidi, the main character. As a little girl, this movie was one of the top 5 I would request to rent from Blockbuster on family nights. Each time I think of this qoute, I HAVE to say it with an accent. I tried to find a clip from the movie, but it was to no avail. Please, if you know where to find this clip, enlighten me! I miss it so...

As Christmas is drawing closer, I decided our house needed an Advent calendar. I had bought a small ladder from an antique shop a few weeks ago, with absolutely no clue what I was going to do with it.

I'm not sure when the revelation hit, but this ladder is now our family's advent calendar. I got a package of circular tin containers from Michaels, and I glued ribbon to the back to hang from the rungs. I then used stamps for the numbers.

I haven't filled each tin yet, but I am brewing ideas! I'd like to put a tiny momento in each one, which will spur conversations with my child(ren) in the future about Christmas, traditions, and family.

Do you use Advent calendars?


Craftberry Bush said...

How gorgeous Anna ! it looks terrific ! you need to share this at a linky party somewhere (just to show off a little) I haven't seen anything out there like this one ! xo

Hailey said...

You are SO creative! I love to do crafts, but I'm not always great at coming up with things on my own... just copying. :)
This is so fun! Oh, I don't know if you've seen it, but go to She has a really awesome advent devotional that's free to download.