I just finished this really big project, and the month of November is 1/2 over!!
Ah...well, there are many years left to enjoy it...and tie a big Orange Ribbon on top!
I think family traditions are a really big deal.
I love them and I want my children to have them, but I am still trying to find the ones that fit our family. When I came across this advent calendar, I knew I had to make one. I altered it a little to make it my own. So happy with it...even if it is a little lopsided!
I call it my "30 Days of Thanks", inside each pocket are little laminated cards, with a picture (for the little ones) and an activity to show gratitude. For example: I am thankful for Grandparents, make a special letter to sent to your Grandparents. You can find ideas for the pockets HERE.
I bought a 1/2 yard of felt, and attached 30 pockets out of scrap peices of fabric. The numbers are on felt, and I sewed them on but they could easily be hot glued on too. I used fabric paint and a stencil to do the "Give thanks". You can make your own stencil by printing and cutting out the phrase on regular printer paper. I bought mine at Hobby Lobby for 50 cents. This entire project cost me $4.00...and I am anticipating the many happy memories it will bring.
I am hoping it will inspire our little family to be noticing all of our blessings during this month.
And know...that the whole time I will be thankful for spending time with my most precious gifts, a little boy and girl.
Happy Upcoming Thanksgiving!