Guest Author - Vivienne Oestergaard
Iím going thru websites for ideas on advant calendars for this year and thinking you probably wouldnít mind having a look-see too. There are all kinds of advent calendars. In previous years, Iíve had a felt one that I stitched up. With husband being from Denmark, our girls, when they were younger, received a small gift every day in December prior to the 24th as a countdown. Iíve made matchbox trains, stockings, packages hung on a laundry line, even used a wooden shoe as the stand for the gift.
The girls are older now but husband decided since we have moved back to Denmark, it would be so cute for them to get these small pre-Christmas gifts. So I am on the hunt for something interesting I could do with paper.
I found these fun sites with ideas and patterns:
And these sites include printables:
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This one makes a great gift for a small child:
Karen Foster has this terrific cardboard case that can be turned into an advent calendar:
If you like origami, here is one that is just fabulous:
I plan on making a couple of these for our family this year. Itís a sweet holiday tradition that will hopefully give my girls some memories.