I always hope to get an advent calendar ready to use for Christmas, but so far in my 18+ years of being a mom, I haven’t gotten it together to do so.
This year I decided to let go of the perfect picture in my head and make an advent calendar as we go.
Each night in December our Christmas devotional is comprised of a Christmas scripture, story, and song. The scriptures start with Isaiah prophesying of Jesus’ birth and move through the story of his birth in the Gospels.
We have strung a ribbon across our window with other Christmas decorations. As we read each scripture, we write it on a Christmas shape the kids cut out, and hang it on our ribbon. (I picture hanging the scriptures up with cute little decorated clothespins, but since I’m letting go of perfect, we’re using binder clips!—maybe next year!)
By Christmas, we will have the Christmas Story written out across the top of our window. Not quite Pinterest worthy, but special in its own way.
ETA: My dear friend Lennie read my post and made these marvelous clothespins for my Advent!
I’ve written this in response to Savannah’s Homeschool Writing Prompts. Be sure to check out her other prompts for this week and join in the fun at Hammock Homeschool. I have also linked up to Pretty, Happy, Funny, Real